Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 15

  • 3rd Section of Riverwalk Extension, The River Theater, Opened Friday (Sun-Times)
  • CDOT Plans to Set Up Green Wave for Cyclists on Wells in River North This Week (RedEye)
  • New CTA Chief Dorval Carter Wants to Move Forward With Belmont Flyover, Ashland BRT (Tribune)
  • Op-Ed by Gas Station Lobbyist: Don’t Raise the State Gasoline Tax (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes 50-Year-Old Woman in Chicago Heights (CBS)
  • Miraculously, No Serious Injuries in Horrific Morgan Park SUV Crash (DNA)
  • Woman Who Claims She Was on CTA Bus During Fatal Crash Suing Over Alleged Injuries (Tribune)
  • Beverly Should Look to Logan to See How a Thriving Pedestrian Retail Functions (Main Street Beverly)
  • Wabash Lights” Proponents Hope to Raise $50K Via Kickstarter to Fund First 30 Feet (Marina City)
  • Various Agencies Pass the Buck on Pigeon Poop in Irving Park Viaduct, So Girls Scouts Clean It Up (DNA)
  • Letters: Ban Cyclists From the Local Trails at Certain Hours; Require Users to Travel Single File (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Hosting Info Session on Climate Ride Midwest Next Monday at Paramount Room

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  • Re: Dorval Carter:
    The Flyover is becoming pretty much a no-brainer. It’s on course and it would be a federal crime to not take the feds up on the money they have for us and that project.

    Good to see him prioritize speeding up buses. If he’s smart he’ll start back-dooring the Ashland BRT by creating one and two block dedicated lanes that are approaches to Ashland Bus choke points and bottle-necks. I’m thinking of the three-ways like Belmont/Lincoln and Fullerton/Clybourn. Of course the danger there is just enough improvement to claim “victory” and walk away from the BRT. Then again it may be a fed money issue. The money is available for an entire BRT project but not there for 20 to 50 blocks of scattered dedicated lanes approaching bottle-necks.

  • Wait a minute Jeff. Maybe that’s an idea. A block here and a block there won’t get you federal money. But what about packaging some 50 or so dedicated blocks as a city-wide bus speed up infrastructure grand project and pitching it to the feds? Hmmm? Might just fly. And then hope the blocks become a slippery slope to a real BRT somewhere.

  • More Trail Rage, just in time for Bike to Work Week. I should make some popcorn.

  • BlueFairlane

    You’re linking letters to the editor now? That’s just an analog comments section.