Today’s Headlines

  • After Improved Ventra Performance, CTA Almost Ready to Complete Switch (Tribune)
  • Proposal for Uptown Entertainment District Includes Bike & Ped Improvements (DNA)
  • Western Bridge Demolished for Bloomingdale Trail (Sun-Times, DNA, The 606)
  • Poor Transit Funding Causes Maintenance Backlogs, Hinders Expansion (Tribune)
  • Green Line Delayed after Man Found Dead on Tracks (Tribune)
  • SUV Driver Dies in I-57 Rollover (DNA)
  • Whalon Lake Forest Preserve to Get New Bike Trails (Tribune)
  • Skokie Gets $155K From State to Renovate North Shore Channel Trail (Patch)
  • Comparing NYC, Chicago and DC Bike-Share Station Placement (Business Insider)
  • City Announces Pothole “Strike Teams” to Address 1,055 Miles of Major Streets (DNA)
  • City Will Soon Allow Drivers to Pay Meters by Smartphone (DNA)

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  • skyrefuge

    Comparing the percentage of a *bike-share network’s stations* that are within a certain distance to a rail stop is dumb and backwards. If the goal is to indicate how well a bike-share system integrates with a rail system, they should instead compare the percentage of *rail* stations that have a bike-share station within a certain distance. A rail station that doesn’t have bike share nearby is bad. A bike share station far from a rail station is not.

    A quick look at the Divvy map shows that almost all L stations in the Divvy area have a Divvy station within half a block (though the links get worse as you go south, and even the Loop is surprisingly mismatched). NYC still very well might win on the more-useful “rail stations with bike-share nearby” metric, but I bet it wouldn’t be nearly as lopsided, and it would be a lot more informative. Chicago and DC are essentially penalized for having bike-share networks that cover a broader area than their rail networks. Huh?

    The fact that NYC kicks Chicago and DC’s ass on their original metric just indicates that NYC has a denser rail network. Wow, thanks for that insight. I bet NYC also destroys Chicago on the “percentage of bike-share network’s stations that are near a bagel shop” metric too, but so what?

  • “I bet NYC also destroys Chicago on the ‘percentage of bike-share
    network’s stations that are near a bagel shop’ metric too.”

    That’s a metric I would like our city to improve upon, for reasons that have nothing to do with transportation.


Today’s Headlines

As of Today, CTA No Longer Selling Magnetic Strip CTA Farecards (CBS, Sun-Times) Fire Dept. OKs Location But Divvy Station Removed to Satisfy Resident’s Fears (Tribune) IDOT Bike Plan Meeting This Thursday – Speak Up for Safer Local Streets (BWLP) Woman Killed in Woodlawn After Another Driver Struck Her Car, Sending It Into Pole (DNA) […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 29

Activists Lobby for Longer Hours, Weekend Service for 31st Street Bus Pilot (DNA) Eugene Oregon’s Bus Rapid Transit System Is a Model for Chicago (Active Trans) A Round-up of Recent Transit New (MPC) North Ave. Bridge Set to Reopen This Weekend; Pedestrian Fatally Struck Nearby (Tribune) Man on Bike Killed in Train Crash Near 59th […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 10

City Will Propose Transit TIF to Secure $600M for Red-Purple Modernization (Tribune) State Budget Mess Means Metra Will Have to Delay Purchase of 357 Rail Cars (Tribune) Chainlink Member Aims to Provide Links to Reports on Every U.S. Bike Fatality Homicide Charge After Driver Rear-Ends Motorcycle Carrying Girlfriend (Sun-Times) Injury of Worker Temporarily Shuts Down […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 1

After Virginia Murray’s Death, National Advocates Call for Safer Bike Infrastructure (Bicycling) Driver Injures 2 Pedestrians, Crashes Into Gold Coast Bar (NBC) Speeding Driver Who Ignored Speed Bump Near School Flipped His Car (DNA) Husband of Fallen Cyclist: Trail Crossing Beacon Provided False Sense of Security (Herald) $66M Road Project Will Include Triple Left-Turn Lanes for “Future […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 3

Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Woman Who Had Collapsed in a Crosswalk in Austin (ABC) Teen Dies After Crashing Car Into Loop ‘L’ Pillar While Driving Against Traffic (Tribune) 4 Officers Injured After Police Crash While Responding to a Call for Back-up (ABC) GM Executive: Chicago Should Facilitate the Testing of Self-Driving Cars (Crain’s) City Planners Lay Out […]