Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed in Taxi Crash by Midway Airport; Driver Not Charged (Tribune)
  • City Debuts Divvy Cycles at Bike the Drive; Memberships On Sale This Week (Tribune, Sun-Times)
  • Squire Softens Bike-Share Contract Protest; Reilly Nixes Mag Mile Docking Stations (Crain’s)
  • Bike the Drive Opens LSD to Thousands of Cyclists (Tribune, RedEye, CBS)
  • CTA Offers South Siders More Tips for Navigating Red Line Rehab (Tattler)
  • After Reported CTA Assault, Guardian Angels Offer Free Self-Defense Class (Red Eye)
  • Ex-CTA Technology Chief Rejoins Agency After Helping Cubit With Ventra Contract (Tribune)
  • RTA Riders Using Free, Reduced or ADA Passes Will Soon Switch to Ventra (NBC)
  • Metra Closes Downtown Lake Forest Ped Crossing in Attempt to Improve Safety (Tribune)
  • Lincoln Square Business Owners Unclear on the Lawrence Road Diet Concept (DNA)
  • My Lunch With Gabe (Michigan Ave)

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  • CL

    Surprising that the taxi driver was not charged with failure to break to avoid an accident — unless the pedestrian literally stepped into the street right in front of him. The penalty for jaywalking shouldn’t be death.

  • Definitely. We’ll try to provide more details soon.

  • Kevin M

    In the Crain’s “Divvy” article, anti-bike Ald. Tunney is quoted, ““Businesses aren’t crazy about losing parking spaces in front of their businesses.”

    Bike parking IS parking! Cyclists ARE consumers. Period.

    When multiple bike parking spaces replace 1 car parking space, that allows for MORE consumers to shop at local businesses. This argument applies to on-street bike corrals as well, and it needs to be repeated over and over until it drowns out the narrow-minded, auto-centric naysayers who prefer to squeeze their keys and choke the 21st Century (green) economy.

  • Good point. I have seen Tunney pedal up to a bike lane ribbon cutting before though, so it’s probably not fair to call him anti-bike.