Steven Vance and I are your mild-mannered Streetsblog Chicago reporters, hustling to bring you the Daily Planet of walking, biking, and transit stories in our fine Metropolis. As part of the Streetsblog family of transportation advocacy websites, we’re colleagues with outstanding journalists in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, and, of course, DC Comics.
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