Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 19

  • Tribune Repeats Its Call for Citizens to Vote No on Lockbox Amendment
  • Cyclist Injured at Lake/Michigan, Where Chicago Fire Filmed Fake Crash Monday (DNA)
  • After Student’s Death, Plan for Lower Speed Limit, 2-Way PBL on Sheridan (Tribune)
  • CTA Security Cam Capture Images of Robbery Suspects at 33rd Red Line Stop (DNA)
  • SW Side Politicians Head to D.C. to Try to Resolve Railroad Blockage Issue (DNA)
  • New Children’s Book Is Based on How Red Line Works (DNA)
  • Gallery: North Branch Trail Extension Is a Great Place to Check Out Fall Colors (DNA)
  • Hearing in the Bobby Cann Case Friday 10 a.m. at 26th/California (The Chainlink)

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  • Carter O’Brien

    Huge opportunity in the 35th ward via the participatory budgeting process:

    From: http://www.aldermancarlosrosa.org/pb

    PEDESTRIAN & TRAFFIC SAFETY

    ▢ 2. Improvements at busy and dangerous intersections ($258,000)

    Neighborhood greenway on Wellington from
    Kedzie to Kimball (This stretch of Wellington is very residential with
    children walking to the park and Avondale-Logandale School, however
    drivers speed on this very residential stretch. This project will create
    a residential street with low speeds and low traffic volume, where
    people walking and biking are given priority)

    Pedestrian refuge island to cross Kimball at
    Wellington (Crossing Kimball at Wellington is very dangerous,
    particularly for the children that attend Avondale-Logandale School.
    Stop for pedestrians signs were recently erected at this site but are
    often ignore. This pedestrian refuge island will make it easier and
    safer for our kids to cross this street)

    Left-turn arrow installation at Milwaukee and Kimball (Dangerous intersection improve pedestrian and traffic safety, 2 signals)

    Pedestrian countdown for Fullerton at Central
    Park (By Tony’s Finer Foods, extremely busy, would greatly enhance
    pedestrian and traffic safety)

    ▢ 3. Protected bike lanes ($375,000)

    [1.5 miles,the below stretches have no shoulder room for
    bikes, especially dangerous along the underpasses and overpasses by
    Expressway and Metra trains)

    Belmont from Kedzie to Central Park (Creating safer biking experience and pedestrian connections across the ward)

    Addison from Kedzie to Central Park (Creating safer biking experience and pedestrian connections across the ward)

    Kimball from Addison to Belmont (Creating safer biking experience and pedestrian connections across the ward)

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