Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 27

  • $25M TIGER Grant Awarded for Renovation of Garfield Green Line Station (eNews)
  • Mount Prospect Metra Station Is Being Renovated (Tribune)
  • Feds Rejects $110M Grant Request for South Side Railroad Grade Separation (Tribune)
  • 140-Unit, 28-Space TOD proposed for SW Corner of Armitage & Milwaukee (Curbed)
  • New Dodge Avenue Protected Lanes Are Facing NIMBY Opposition (Evanston Now)
  • Transformer Awards Will Recognize Those Working for Government Efficiency (Transform Illinois)
  • Free Bike Helmets Given Out to Kids at Ekhart Park in Noble Square (Sun-Times)
  • Navy Pier Renovation Could Include Sweeping, Elevate Walkway Over Lake (DNA)
  • Eric Allix Rogers Launches New Website for His Chicago Transportation Photos

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  • Anne A

    I hope that enough people speak up in favor of the new Dodge bike lanes to overcome the NIMBYs. Traffic speed has been a problem on portions of Dodge for years, especially south of Oakton.

  • Cameron Puetz

    There have also been complaints about the Dodge Avenue PLB from cyclists as well. The neighbor’s complaint about the bike lane collecting trash is also a common complaint from cyclists. While there may be some NIMBY whining, there may also be some valid concerns. Dismissing all complaints as NIMBY whining will only increase push back, and prevents feedback from being used to improve designs.

    http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/new-separated-bike-lanes-on-california-between-touhy-and-dempster

  • Chicagoan

    A lot of good happening around the Garfield Blvd. Green Line station. An arts center, a book shop, a cafe, and now we’ve got this.

    I wonder what this says about the Obama Presidential Center and its future location.

  • Anne A

    I think that finding a middle ground on this is critically important.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    Since property values have gone down, if anyone wants to sell their nice Evanston home to me cheap, give me a call.