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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that, despite Evanston’s odd late-spring weather, several residents took up the challenge to bike to work, which began on June 14 and continues until June 28. There were a few “pit stops” on June 14, the kickoff day of the challenge, offering treats and meets for bikers. Continuing the challenge, folks are encouraged to bike […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that Teska Associates will renovate Harbert Park. This 13.5-acre park, which stretches from Dempster to Main just east of the canal, is TG’s favorite Evanston park (even though the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District owns it). The City’s lease of the property runs through May 21, 2032. Money from the City’s capital improvement fund, augmented […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that two peregrine falcon chicks (eyasses) have hatched outside the third floor of the Main Library. This is the 16th year the bookish peregrines have chosen the library as a place to hatch a family. The eyasses will be banded and named beginning at 10:30 a.m. on June 6. Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

The Traffic Guy hears … … that some drivers in Evanston are getting pretty upset about the Barnacle Enforcement System – the mechanism that replaces the Denver Boot to immobilize cars whose owners seem to owe parking tickets. In September 2017, the City approved use of the Barnacle on cars whose owners have not paid […]

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The Traffic Guy hears …

… that the City’s parking engine is rolling along, with the purchase of five license-plate recognition systems from Passport Labs of Charlotte, N.C., making seven in all. These systems bolster parking enforcement by verifying parking permits, confirming mobile and pay station payments (though not always in a timely manner), issuing citations, identifying scofflaws whose vehicles […]