Today’s Headlines for April 15

  • In the Wake of Election, Active Trans Calls for Leaders to Develop a Vision Zero Plan
  • CMAP, Complete Streets Coalition, Active Trans Release Complete Streets Toolkit
  • New Operator of CHI-Indy Train Says Service May Become More Frequent (Sun-Times)
  • 3-Year-Old Boy Struck After Chasing Puppy Into Street, in Critical Condition (DNA)
  • Plates of Car Abandoned After Fatal Crash Traced to Pilsen Home, Driver Not IDed Yet (NBC)
  • Driver Charged With Intentionally Running Over 2 Men in Dunning (DNA)
  • Road Rage After Humboldt Park Crash Leads to Shooting (DNA)
  • Buffalo Grove Sees Small Decline in Crashes at Most Dangerous Intersection (Herald)
  • Neighbors Complain That New Lincoln Park Walgreens Will Cause Parking Crunch (DNA)
  • CTA Reviewing 1,000 Applications From People Who Want to Test Ventra App (RedEye)
  • Burnham Greenway Will Be Extended South Into Suburb of Burnham Next Year (DNA)

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  • vonnegut5005

    What, if anything, does an article regarding what appears to be a gang dispute in Dunning have to do with safer and more liveable streets? (ABC 7 also covered the incident, and noted in their report that the suspect was charged with street gang violence.) Linking an article about a road rage incident? Fine, that’s understandable. A cyclist injured in a traffic accident? Absolutely. But a gang member who strikes others with a vehicle? That seems to be a bridge too far. How does an isolated incident regarding gang violence advance your narrative? Does it really matter whether it was carried out with a gun, a knife, or a vehicle?

    Overall, your message is good. And it’s clear that the purpose of this website is advocacy, not neutral news reporting — a point that you’ve made abundantly clear to readers. But occasionally, in your zeal to condemn motor vehicles, you undercut your legitimacy — and dilute your message — by linking to articles like that. Rather than poking your finger in the eye of those who operate motor vehicles every chance you get (which seems to be the purpose of many of the “daily headlines” to which you link,”) wouldn’t it be a wiser idea to focus on the core issues and not divert attention to matters that are, at best, only tangentially related to what you’re trying to say?

  • skyrefuge

    Unrelated, but since I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere (including Divvy’s website/Facebook), just a heads-up that the long-awaited station-expansion appears to be underway. They’re up to 310 stations, so ~10 have been added over the last couple days (and they’re starting on the south side too!)

    https://data.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/Divvy-Bicycle-Stations/bbyy-e7gq

  • Thanks for the heads up. I’m looking into this…

  • We link to stories about vehicular homicides and attempted vehicular homicides because they’re a byproduct of a transportation system that is overly dependent on cars. That case wasn’t an “isolated incident,” either — it appears there was a very similar scenario on the Northwest Side on Monday: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-pedestrians-seriously-injured-2-arrested-after-crash-on-northwest-side-20150413-story.html

  • Mike McCune

    Got two in Canaryville recently. I now have two stations within a mile of me!