Today’s Headlines

  • CTA: Cutting Absenteeism Has Saved $10 Million (Sun-Times, Tribune, Daily Journal)
  • Head of CTA Workers Union Disputes City’s Absenteeism Figures (NBC)
  • Emanuel Decries $14 Million Reduction in State Subsidy for Reduced Fares (Sun-Times)
  • Another Metra Board Member Resigns in Wake of Scandal (Tribune, NBC)
  • Family Mourns Boy Killed on Bicycle Near Arlington Heights (Tribune)
  • Argyle Between Broadway & Sheridan to Become a “Shared Space” Street (DNA, Transitized)
  • Development at Lathrop Homes Site Would Have 752 Off-Street Parking Spaces (DNA)
  • Using the Chicagoland Bicycle Map to Find Tranquil Suburban Routes (Tribune)
  • “Gifts to the Street” Enhance the Pedestrian Experience (BWLP)
  • BMX Bike Shop Opening in Noble Square (DNA)

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  • I like the “Gifts to the Street” post. Looking at it from an opposite perspective, IDOT provides pedestrians the “anti-gift” in the form of shadowy, begrimed underpasses in countless neighborhoods.

    There’s an enormous difference between them, too. The underpass at California/Kennedy is wider and taller than the next one at Sacramento/Kennedy so it gets a lot of sunlight.

  • Anonymous

    here is a link to the CDOT presentation about the shared street on Argyle.

    http://48thward.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/7040.20130730.present.pdf