Headlines for Friday, March 4

  • Senior Crossing Metra Tracks Hit by 60 MPH Train is Uninjured (Tribune)
  • IDOT Demolishes South Side Bridge After Deficiencies Found Last Year (Chicagoist)
  • Large Excavators Will Tear Apart Viaduct on Western/Belmont This Weekend (DNA)
  • Play Set in Bike Shop To Explore Misunderstandings Between Bicyclists and Motorists (ATA)
  • Village of Bartlett Starts New Bike and Run Advisory Committee (Daily Herald)
  • MPC Examines January Travel and Transportation Patterns in Chicago
  • Developers, Resident Groups Using TOD Calculator to Understand Building Impacts (Harvard)
  • Construction Photos of TOD Building at Milwaukee/Elston (Chicago Architecture Info)

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  • JacobEPeters

    Something about a “Bike & Run Advisory Committee” makes me think it will focus less on bikes as transportation & more as recreation.

  • Yup.
    Although the Village president says that they should make it easier to bike to the Metra station.

  • But I had myself a transportational run just this morning!

  • rohmen

    The vast majority of people I know who are transportation cyclists started as pure recreational cyclists. While creating recreational cycling shouldn’t be a city’s only focus, I think building safe recreation opportunities for cyclists (especially kids/families) in turn leads to those people adopting more sustainable travel modes through cycling around town down the road.

  • JacobEPeters

    If you only have trails through parks & no safe comfortable ways to get to/from nearby destinations, then you’ll never transfer from one to the other. Different facilities encourage running vs. walking, same w/ cycling. I hope they develop both, & not just safe routes that go to few useful destinations.

  • Did you use the new running lanes?

  • lindsaybanks

    Terry Witt is a great cycling advocate, and proponent of Complete Streets. I wouldn’t doubt his efforts in the least!

  • kindell

    Appreciate the information.