FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mayor Richard M. Daley to Honor Loyola University Chicago at Annual Bike to Work Rally
This Friday, the City of Chicago will host its annual Bike to Work Rally, and Mayor Richard M. Daley and his Bicycle Advisory Council will be on-hand to present Loyola University Chicago with an award for its participation in the City’s university transportation alternatives program. Loyola is one of five universities who will be honored at the rally, which is part of the City’s Bike Chicago 2008 initiative. The other four universities include DePaul University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The university transportation alternatives program partially funds a two-year internship for an individual who promotes alternative transportation on university campuses, and is dedicated to getting the university community involved in walking, biking, and taking public transportation, rather than using gas-fueled vehicles. Each of the interns at the five universities, including Loyola, will participate in three days of extensive training from June 16-18. The training will provide each intern the skills needed to successfully promote alternative transportation on campus.
Wayne Magdziarz, vice president of capital planning and chief of staff at Loyola University Chicago, will accept the award from Mayor Daley on behalf of the University.
Friday, June 13, 2008
50 W. Washington St. (Corner of Clark and Washington)
Chicago, IL 60602
Loyola University Chicago is committed to this city and the millions of residents who call it home. We invite you to learn more about the program and how Loyola and the City are working together to promote environmental awareness and encourage Chicagoans to think about their ecological footprint.