Today’s Headlines for April 16

  • CDOT Has Already Started Installing Red Pavement for Loop Link BRT (DNA)
  • Divvy Starts Expansion, Opens Attractions at Airports, Announces Data Challenge Winners (Curbed)
  • Ald. Reilly Introduces Ordinance to Force CDOT to Move Kinzie PBL to Grand (Sun-Times)
  • Why Are Twin Cities Growing So Much Faster Than CHI? Transit & TOD Are Factors (Chicago)
  • Driver Dies After Crashing Van Into House in Hegewisch (Tribune)
  • 1 Dead After Truck-Car Crash in SW Suburban Elwood (Tribune)
  • Motorist Who Intentionally Struck 2 Men on NW Side Charged With Aggravated Battery (Tribune)
  • IDOT’s “The Driving Dead” Web Miniseries Promotes Safety With Zombies (Tribune)
  • Safety-Conscious Cabbie Asks Customers to Buckle Up (DNA)
  • Ex-CDOT Clerk Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $750K in Permit Fees (Tribune)
  • Developer Plans to Replace Parking Lot by Morgan Stop With 81 Apartments (Curbed)
  • U of C Students Propose Turning Failed Block 37 Superstation Into a Data Center (Crain’s)

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  • Anne A

    I’ve been seeing the BRT construction at least a few times each week. They’re really moving along.

  • CompleteStreets>WardPolitics

    Any idea whether Reilly is going to be successful in removing the Kinzie bike lane? I really hope not, and I don’t really understand the argument that removing the bike lanes would create more capacity for cars because there is not enough space for more than one continuous car lane in each direction.

    One step forward, two steps back…

  • SP_Disqus

    Here’s a link to an Active Trans petition against the removal of the Kinzie PBL:

  • The Divvy expansion started Monday. According to the Divvy Station & Bike Availability API (I guess you could just call this “Divvy Tracker”) shows that there are now 320 stations installed, an increase of 20 stations!

    Divvy Tracker data:

  • Red pavement is an enormous (and serious) upgrade over the failed red-painted asphalt of a decade ago on Jackson and Adams.

  • StefanieA

    Does anyone know where Divvy’s sourcing the new bikes and stations? I was under the impression that new bikes and stations weren’t being manufactured during the Bixi bankruptcy and subsequent Alta-Motivate shuffle.

  • Is the red mixed into the goop/dyed into the aggregate?

  • Interesting. It sent it to someone who is NOT my alderman. I think their “spot where an address is” algorithm is wrong, or is at least running off the old ward map (which has not been in actual effect for more than a year).

  • RW

    I’d agree- it seems to be running off the old ward map. My letter went off to my former alderman.

  • BlueFairlane

    There were two continuous car lanes there between the Milwaukee-DesPlaines intersection and the bridge before they installed the bike lane. I suspect it would just go back to the arrangement it had before.


Today’s Headlines

CDOT Announces Bike Share System, Called “Divvy” Will Launch This Spring (Tribune) Illinois Senate Votes for School Bus Safety Cameras; Drivers Whine (Tribune, Expired Meter) Lawsuit Over Fatal 2012 Megabus Crash (Tribune) Ashland Overpass at Pershing Slated for Demolition (DNA) Driver Shot to Death in West Pullman, Crashes Into House (Tribune) Motorist Exposes Himself, Then […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 24

Sun-Times Claims Ashland BRT is Dead, “For Good Reason,” Endorses O’Hare Express Boondoggle RTA Hopes It Will Receive a Funding Bump, Rather Than a Cut, in the Coming Year (CBS) Ex-CTA Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Claypool at Chicago Public Schools (Tribune) Man Dies After Single-Car Crash in Lincoln Square (Sun-Times) 7 Injured After CTA Bus […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 4

RTA Chief Dillard: Investment in Transit Are Key to the Region’s Future (Sun-Times) How Much Do Safety Infrastructure Improvements Cost? (DNA) Rauner & State Dems Reach Deal to Release Gas Tax Revenue to Municipalities (Tribune) Man Dies After Running After CTA Bus, Cause of Death Not Yet Known (Tribune) MADD Endorses Law Allowing DUI Offenders […]

Today’s Headlines

CDOT: Traffic Calmed, Bike Signal Compliance Soars With Dearborn PBL (Tribune) Chicago Bike Week Kicks Off Today (ABC) “Bus Service Coalition” and Gazette Fear BRT But Are Unclear on the Concept Toronto Team Wins BRT Station Design Contest, Pilsen Couple Comes in Second (RedEye) Fallen Cyclist Bobby Cann Remembered at Millennium Park Memorial (DNA) In […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 18

CDOT: Speed Cams Have Resulted in an 18% Reduction in Injury Crashes Within Safety Zones Kidwell’s Latest Crusade: Defending Rights of Drivers to Go 10+ MPH Over Speed Limit (Tribune) Plans to Remove Red Light Cams in Edison Park Dropped After Residents Say They’re Needed (DNA) More Coverage of the Light Sentence for the Drunk Driver […]

Today’s Headlines for April 13

Active Trans Launches Survey to Identify Dangerous Intersections Near Schools Wilson “L” Public Space Committee Wants to Activate Areas Near Station (DNA) Pedestrian Killed After Enraged Driver Intentionally Struck Another Car (NBC) Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in South Suburban Sauk Village (Tribune) 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Car Crash Involving U-Turn on South Ashland (Tribune) […]