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Out and About Uptown's Coast

Join us for the full series!

Urban Ecology: Native ecology including wildlife habitat in Uptown’s coastal zone - Read about the event here!

Rides to Transform Communities: Using bike rides to benefit health, reclaim public space, and improve access to the coast

Urban Agriculture: Farming as infrastructure for human and coastal health

Underutilized Community Spaces: Discover underutilized spaces on Uptown’s lakefront

Transit: Transportation infrastructure and how it impacts accessibility of the coast

Mental health: Explore the therapeutic benefits of nature-based recreation

Historic Preservation: Connect past and present through the history of coastal Uptown

Eco-Justice: Citizen participation in community security within the coastal zone

Green Infrastructure: Building by design to blend structure and nature

Out and About Uptown's Coast: Cycling Edition


When: Wednesday, July 19th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: ICA GreenRise, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, followed by walk along US Bike Route 37 to the separation of the Lakefront Trail


The Cycling session introduces the biking assets of Uptown’s coast, including US Bike Route 37 and Divvy. Learn about bike safety and plans for the separation of the Lakefront Trail. See a Divvy demo! Bring an ID & pay stub to sign up for Divvy for Everyone—a $5 membership for Chicagoans ages 16 & over who earn under $35,310  a year. Parent or guardian must co-sign for  minors.


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About Out and About Uptown's Coast 

Out & About Uptown's Coast partners with the Uptown Coastal Initiative to raise awareness of Uptown's lakefront and parks through nine experiential, educational sessions that offer attendees rich opportunity for meaningful engagement with the ecology and culture of this Great Lakes coastal community.

The project hopes to connect residents, workers, and visitors, and strengthen links between the well-being of the coastal ecosystem and the health and well-being of those who live, work, and visit Uptown’s coast.

Highlighting local expertise and creating a space for diverse attendees to learn about and explore the area together, each session’s unique lens will target different subjects and circle back to universal accessibility to and stewardship of Uptown’s coast across a spectrum of disciplines.

At the close of Out & About Uptown's Coast, a toolkit highlighting the different approaches taken and lessons learned will be created to help inform future programming as well as participant stewardship and engagement around sustainability in the coast.


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