Today’s Headlines

  • Bike-Share May Work Everywhere Else, But Hilkevitch Predicts a Flop in Chicago (Tribune)
  • Here’s Why People Will Use Divvy and Here’s Where to Find the Bikes (Chicago)
  • More Divvy Coverage (DNA, Treehugger)
  • Governor to Review Legislation for Statewide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers (Tribune)
  • Cyclist, 26, Struck From Behind and Killed on Clybourn in Old Town (Tribune, DNA)
  • Plainfield Man Gets 10 Years for Road Rage Death of Motorcyclist (Tribune)
  • Couple Struck Man Who Refused to Give Up Parking Spot With Fists, Bat (Tribune)
  • Devon to Get Road Diet, Bumpouts, Decorative Intersection Treatments (DNA)
  • The Recyclery Community Bike Shop Brings Rogers Park Residents Together (DNA)
  • Metra UP West Trains Delayed by Freight Traffic (Tribune)
  • With Reduced Fees, Ventra Debit Card “Actually Not Bad” (Tattler)

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  • CL

    Man, that story about the assault over a parking space is crazy. But it’s not surprising, since people come to blows over parking spaces on a regular basis (or, in the case of dibs, people damage someone else’s property for not respecting ‘their’ parking space.) I guess it’s the stress of trying to park in a city that doesn’t have enough space — which can actually be very stressful at times, when you’ve got to put it somewhere and can’t find anything — combined with violent impulses. What’s interesting about this couple is that they were both on board — it’s not like one of them snapped and the other was like “hold on, I don’t think we should assault someone.”

  • CL

    Man, that story about the assault over a parking space is crazy. But it’s not surprising, since people come to blows over parking spaces on a regular basis (or, in the case of dibs, people damage someone else’s property for not respecting ‘their’ parking space.) I guess it’s the stress of trying to park in a city that doesn’t have enough space — which can actually be very stressful at times, when you’ve got to put it somewhere and can’t find anything — combined with violent impulses. What’s interesting about this couple is that they were both on board — it’s not like one of them snapped and the other was like “hold on, I don’t think we should assault someone.”

  • Scott Sanderson

    Isn’t Clyborn an IDOT street? They are blocking the city from installing protected bike lanes, and meanwhile people are getting killed.

  • YUP, Clybourn Avenue, the entire stretch from Division to Belmont, falls under IDOT jurisdiction.

    Map: http://geocommons.com/maps/230908

    Article I wrote: http://chi.streetsblog.org/2013/02/05/idot-blocks-protected-bike-lanes-on-several-chicago-streets-until-2014/ – I specifically mentioned Clybourn in this article.