Today’s Headlines

  • Black Chicago Cycling Advocates Request Fair Distribution of Bike Facilities (People for Bikes)
  • West Side Residents Call for Improving Pedestrian Safety on High-Crash Corridors (Active Trans)
  • UIC Proposal for Obama Library Includes Bus Rapid Transit Line on Roosevelt (Newswise)
  • Fioretti Introduces Ordinances on Potholes, $58 Million Parking Settlement (DNA)
  • Police Officer Injured in 3-Car Crash in Lakeview (Tribune)
  • Activist Trying to Catch Teens Who Slapped Senior on ‘L’, Posted Video on YouTube (CBS)
  • Chicago Loop Alliance: Alley Parties Generated $400K for Local Economy (Tribune)
  • Does Chicago Really Need City Stickers for Automobiles? (Crain’s)
  • Local Bike Builder Legacy Frameworks Makes Cycles for Practical Transportation (Tribune)

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  • jeff wegerson

    I don’t see the Obama library happening there myself. For all of the hype Obama has never been a “man of the people” but has always sided with the well-off, certainly in his actions, if not always his words. He would prefer a lakefront site I bet. Maybe he can trade with that Starwars guy.

    But what is very very interesting is that people are beginning to think BRT when they think transit improvement. It really points to the notion that every 4 lane arterial in Chicago is a candidate for dedicated lane BRTs.

  • Wewilliewinkleman

    I’m also certain if all the glorious plans for the north lake front trail (separate ped/bike paths, etc) come to fruition, there will be advocates from the south side asking why did the northside got something so extensive and expensive.

  • Fred

    The south path has received a lot of love recently and is currently receiving more. There was a lot of investment with the 31st harbor and now several decrepit pedestrian overpasses are being rebuilt. In this particular instance, the south side doesn’t have a lot to complain about.

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