Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 22

  • New Petition From Active Trans Urges Lawmakers Not to Pass “Roads-Only” Capital Bill
  • Bike Police Try to Pull Over Stop Sign-Running Driver Who Then Hit a Bike and Kept Driving (DNA)
  • Active Trans Launches Petition Asking NICTD to Allow Bike Trail to Cross South Shore Tracks
  • State-to-Clark Portion of Riverwalk Opening Today With Bike, Kayak Rental, Tiki Bar (Sun-Times)
  • Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski Will Co-Chair Transportation Caucus (Tribune)
  • Mother of Teen Who Was Killed in DUI Crash Wears His Cap & Gown to Graduation (NBC)
  • “Low Spot” on a Curved Stretch of Track Caused Wednesday’s Metra Derailment (Tribune)
  • Repairs to the Yellow Line Will Take Several Weeks (CBS)
  • Chicago’s Population Growth Stagnant, Grew By 82 People (Chicagoist)
  • Archer Heights Man Charged With Trying to Drive Over Brother (Sun-Times)
  • Bike the Drive Takes Place This Sunday (DNA)

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  • It’s the 10-year anniversary of my first Bike the Drive, which was my springboard into urban-transpo-quasi-touring-avid-lifestyle-bicycle-riding. Which is exactly why I still go.

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