Through our Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy training, we've been meeting people doing great work in suburban Chicago communities.
One of these people is Eberhard Veit, a 10-year bicycle-advocacy veteran from Crystal Lake. He has an impressive resume and has helped ensure the inclusion of biking and walking facilities and the closure of trail gaps on numerous projects throughout McHenry County.
We spoke to Eberhard to learn more about his passion for bicycle advocacy and what drives him to keep going, despite the car-centric lifestyle and landscape of the suburbs.
For Eberhard, his dedication to bicycle advocacy started with a failure.
Ten years ago, a stretch of...