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For a few hours on June 17, a temporary bike “station” at Fountain Square offered bicyclists a respite and a thank-you for their efforts in reducing carbon emissions: bananas from Whole Foods, water bottles and bike maps from the City of Evanston, stickers from Rotary International and minor repairs and mini tune-ups from Wheel and Sprocket.

Those who stopped at the station included bicyclists on their way to work in Evanston, to or from Evanston or even passing through Evanston, said Catherine Hurley, Sustainable Programs Coordinator for the City.

“We’ve been talking with people about bike parking and the new bike plan. It’s been a good turnout,” Ms. Hurley said.