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Streetsblog Chicago's 1st Anniversary Meetup


Streetsblog Chicago's 1st Anniversary Meetup

Time: February 6, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Simone's
Street: 960 W 18th Street
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: reader meetup
Organized By: Steven Vance
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2014

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We’ve had a fantastic first year at Streetsblog Chicago, and we hope you’ll come celebrate our anniversary with a reader meet-up on Thursday, February 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Simone’s Bar, 960 West 18th in Pilsen. Our meet-ups are a great opportunity to hang out with other folks who are passionate about improving conditions for walking, biking and transit.

Simone’s is one of the city’s most bicycle-friendly taverns. They installed their own custom-made bike racks on the sidewalk years ago, and last summer the bar got an on-street parking corral and a Divvy station. The futuristic décor is made from repurposed laboratory equipment and they have tasty food and a great craft beer selection. Cash bar; complimentary snacks while they last, plus free Streetsblog and Grid Chicago (our old transportation news website) stickers, buttons and posters, including our new “I [heart] Bus Rapid Transit” buttons.

By transit, ride the Pink Line to the 18th Street stop, and then catch a #18 bus or walk a mile east to the bar. Or, if you enjoy winter cycling, meet me at the Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington, at 5:15 p.m., departing promptly at 5:30 for a three-mile pedal to the party. Of course, if you take a Divvy bike on the ride (there’s a large station at the north side of the Daley Center), you’ll get rock star parking, right in front of the bar. Whatever mode you choose, we hope to see you there!

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Comment by Active Transportation Alliance on February 6, 2014 at 10:16am

Looking forward to the event tonight and celebrating the great work that Streetsblog Chicago has done in the past year! 

Ted Villaire, Active Trans  

Comment by John Greenfield on February 6, 2014 at 9:23am

Looking forward to seeing some of you folks at Simone's tonight! As an added incentive to show up, Simone's will be donating 20 percent of bar proceeds to the website, so with every one of their fine libations you enjoy, you'll be helping to make Streetsblog Chicago a sustainable enterprise.

Comment by John Greenfield on January 26, 2014 at 5:10pm

Thanks Julie!

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on January 25, 2014 at 4:46pm
Congrats guys!!!

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