Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans‘ To-Do List for New CDOT Commish Rebekah Scheinfeld
  • CTA Close to Deal to Buy 846, 7000-Series Rail Cars (Tribune)
  • Friends of the Parks Director, Who Pushed for Extending LFT, Steps Down (Tribune)
  • 2 Dead in Norwood Park SUV Rollover (Tribune)
  • Tollway Worker Killed, Trooper Injured in Truck Crash Near Aurora (Tribune)
  • Freight Train Derailment Shuts Down Metra’s North Central Line (DNA)
  • Hearing on Wilson Station February 18 (RedEye)
  • Transportation Funding Needs to Adjust to Reflect Diminishing Car Use (HuffPo)
  • The Parking Meter Deal & the Costs of Privatization (Truthout)
  • We Need to Re-Think Chicago’s Parking Policy (Transitized)
  • Don’t Let Deep-Freeze Keep You From Signing Up for Bike the Drive (Chicagoist)
  • If You’re Curious About the Pedway, This Is the Day to Check It Out (RedEye)

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  • Anne A

    I like the ATA “to do” list for the new CDOT commissioner. In my ward (19th), these items are most critical to me at the present time.

    Retrofit the most dangerous intersections and street crossings.
    Secure a budget line item for a dedicated Pedestrian Infrastructure
    and Safety Fund to fix the sidewalk network and make other pedestrian
    improvements.

    It’s obvious that the current budget for the shared cost sidewalk program is nowhere near adequate for the miles of deteriorating sidewalks in our ward. Extra funding would be welcome to help catch up. I’ve seen very few improved crosswalks in our ward. They would be helpful at many additional locations. Also, I don’t believe we’ve gotten any “yield to peds” signs yet. (If we have, they’re in locations where I rarely travel.)

  • Anne A

    I wish that there was a north-south leg of the pedway south of what currently exists. It’s helpful when I’m visiting locations closer to the north end of the Loop. The closest I can get on my regular daily trips is shortening my outdoor distance by cutting through a few buildings, or paying a CTA fare and walking State St. underground – from subway platform to subway platform.

  • what_eva

    IINM, the “yield to peds” signs are mostly (maybe entirely) paid for by menu funds. ie, your alderman would need to pay for them.

  • Ryan Wallace

    Minor clarification, but its actually “Stop for Peds”

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