Arline Welty is one of the founding members of Bike Uptown. She has facilitated numerous community discussions focused on sustainable transportation policy, including the standing-room-only Aldermanic runoff debate between James Cappleman and Molly Phelan. Arline writes for her job and enjoys cooking things in slow, difficult ways.
Margo O’Hara can’t get over the way a bike ride transforms the day. She rides an adorable blue Miyata and frequents the equally adorable blue, red, green, orange and brown line trains as well. Margo works in public relations at Res Publica Group, a Chicago-based strategic communications firm. She formerly served as communications director for the Active Transportation Alliance, Chicagoland’s advocacy organization for biking, walking and transit.
Eve Jennings was born and raised in Chicago, and is happy to call Uptown home. Her daily bike commute downtown is one of her favorite parts of the day. She would love to see Uptown get a running store, but would also be happy with a bagel shop.
Gene Tenner is the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union carpenters. He is a cycling photographer and bicycle activist who rides his three-wheeled trike 6,000 miles per year. Gene is also an advocate for Darfur and southern Sudan refugees now living in Illinois.
Eric is a GIS professional and aspiring transportation planner. He is fascinated by the fundamental role the public way plays in shaping everything from neighborhood life to regional economies. You can find Eric running errands in Uptown and exploring Chicago by bike, on the look-out for opportunities to make our streets more vibrant, safe, and sustainable.
Andrew Vesselinovitch has broad experience in the areas of bicycle promotion and streetscape design. He has headed the bicycle programs for New York City, served on the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee, and managed the Bloomingdale Trail for Ross Barney Architects. While heading programs in New York City, there was a 70% increase in bicycle commuting.
Andrew is committed both to cycling and to Chicago. Andrew was born and raised in South Shore and returned to Chicago to study and practice architecture. His thesis project was a proposal to turn a wide segment of Uptown’s Broadway into a multi-use street, one that would support landscaping, commerce, and casual socializing. Andrew has several cats, one of whom also enjoys riding.