As I walked to my local Chicago Park District fieldhouse to vote today, I noticed that for the first time this winter, the park had shoveled all the sidewalks surrounding the park and in the park. My vote does count, it seems.
As I left with my "thank you for voting" card, I stopped by the park office and handed them a "thank you for shoveling" card. I also left a "please shovel" card and mentioned it would be great for them to shovel anytime it snows, not just on election days.
Help spread the word, print-your-own Active Trans "thank you for shoveling" and "please shovel" cards.
Also, in Chicago, you can nominate businesses that do a good job of clearing snow, thanks to the Dept. of Transportation's Pedestrian program efforts.