Letters to the editor for the week of Sept. 6, 2012
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Updated: October 7, 2012 6:03AM
I have always loved to walk, but recently walking in Evanston has become dangerous.
Bikers ride on the sidewalks. Usually those heading toward me seem to expect me to make way.
I am an old woman with osteoporosis. If a biker knocks me down I may not get up again, except in a wheel chair.
Would the city of Evanston please make pedestrian-only paths?
Since the sidewalks seem to be for bicycles, walkers need other areas in which to walk. Perhaps the lanes in the streets marked for bicycles could be for walkers instead?
Thanks for businesses’ support
Last month two Evanston nonprofits — Connections for the Homeless and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore — are running a unique campaign to support Evanston retailers and restaurants and, simultaneously, supporting each organization’s job-readiness and employment programs.
Evanston Works Together: 4 Tuesdays in August signed up 27 stores and restaurants here in Evanston to donate 5 percent of their sales from each of the four Tuesdays to Connections’ and the YWCA’s efforts to help clients prepare for and find work. This effort is being sponsored by three local corporations: Acquirent, Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Community Investment Council. In addition, Evanston’s Mayor Liz Tisdahl is lending her voice to the campaign.
All of these sectors in our community — nonprofits, retailers, restaurants, corporations and the mayor’s office — have come together in an unprecedented way to make this campaign a reality. Why? Because all realize that homelessness and unemployment in our city hurts us all and makes it more difficult to build a stronger Evanston, with a bright future for our community and ourselves. Working together, however, we can help solve the problem of homelessness and unemployment.
I want to thank all of our wonderful participating stores and sponsors. Please take a look at the full-page advertisements in the August issues of the Evanston Review to see the retailers and restaurants that participated in Evanston Works Together. You can also view the list at www. ywca.org/Evanston.
Paul Selden Executive Director