Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 13

  • Protest of Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Pierre Loury Shuts Down I-290 (Tribune)
  • Losing Bidder for CTA Rail Car Contract Claims the Process Was Rigged (Sun-Times)
  • An Update on Chicago Riverwalk Construction (Tribune)
  • IDOT Plans “Improvements” to Cermak, North Prior to Ike Widening Project (Tribune)
  • Illinois State Trooper Pleads Guilty to On-Duty DUI (Sun-Times)
  • Woman Charged With DUI in Fatal Antioch Crash Arrested in Wyoming (Tribune)
  • Cubs: City May Use Fences to Extend Pedestrian Zone During Games at Wrigley (DNA)
  • New Catalog, Website Highlight Public Art at CTA Stations (Tribune)
  • How Suburban Families Are Avoiding Purchase of a Second Car (Tribune)
  • Waymond Smith Plans Border-to-Border Ride to Raise Funds for Bike Ed Programs (DNA)
  • Ald. Burke Wants to Allow Flower Peddlers on City Streets (DNA)
  • Follow Steven Vance’s European Transportation Research on His New Tumblr

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  • Jeff Gio

    Fences at Wrigley will create the much desired “cattle run” streetscape aesthetic. They will no longer need LEO to threaten to ticket and fine jaywalkers since it will be physically impossible to commit the reckless crime of crossing the street

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yeah, the appearance of those riot fences isn’t so great, but the strategy of banning parking and using the fences to widen the ped zone has worked well during the massive Wrigleyville pub crawls such as TBOX.

  • duppie

    Why not install bollards around Wrigley Field similar to the concrete bollards you see downtown around federal buildings. That should prevent evildoers from driving their car onto the plaza, no?

  • Roland Solinski

    Where are the Metra improvements during Eisenhower construction? Where are the extra trains or longer trains on UP-W and BNSF? How about a bus lane on the Ike through the “Avenues” construction zone in Maywood and Bellwood with a quick transfer to the Blue Line in Forest Park?

    The answer here is not to pump even more cars onto North and Cermak through dense, ped-friendly neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Little Village.

    While we’re at it… If Washington/Warren aren’t even being used as an official alternate route to the Eisenhower (IDOT has done this in the past) then can we downgrade them to the quiet neighborhood streets they ought to be?