Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 28

  • Active Trans: Plan to Add a Lane to the Kennedy Will Just Induce More Driving
  • How Should Bike Riders Vote in the Upcoming Election? (The Chainlink)
  • 3 Metra UP Lines to Be Slowed 10 Minutes by Rail Work (Sun-Times)
  • CTA to Run Vintage “World Series Special” Rail Cars Before World Series (NBC)
  • Police: That Driver on The 606 the Other Day Wasn’t an Undercover Officer (Chicagoist)
  • Daniel Hertz Calls Out North Side-Centrism With “The South Side Exists” Tumblr (Chicagoist)
  • Lakefront Trail Events Are Tapering Off Next Month (Active Trans)

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  • Checkers

    What does the Gothamist North/South thing tie in to Streetsblog exactly?

    This reminds me of some Trump protest article you posted a little bit ago that seems to suffer from mission creep.

  • So I’m no rail-fan type that remembers what number goes with what train. I googled 2400 series and sorry, is that the vintagist train they can run? It’s pretty much the same as today, no? What am I missing? How about one of those bi-fold door cars with the windows you could open? Or the cars that ran in 48 with the wicker seats that switched back and forth.

  • rohmen

    Resource allocation issues between the south and north side certainly include an imbalance in terms of cycling and public transportation infrastructure, and IMHO is exactly something streetsblog should be focusing on, even if the linked instagram account hasn’t addressed that specific issue yet.

  • Checkers

    Agreed, but the article and instagram, as you said, don’t reference that. Once it does, then it makes more sense to be posted.

    By your logic, we should also include the below article, because often times the civil liberties of non-drivers are threatened. Even though the ACLU hasn’t taken the case yet…

    https://www.aclu.org/cases/jefm-v-lynch

  • Jeff Gio

    it’s a project by Daniel Hertz

  • Carter O’Brien

    The root problem is the L’s hub and spoke model is always going to favor the more compact and densely populated neighborhoods. It’s also a Lakefront thing, the West Side isn’t winning any awards in the resource allocation sweepstakes, you know?

    So a totally legit topic, but complicated by the question of balancing fairness in terms of resource allocation defined by a per capita distribution vs allocation by a sq. mile. coverage distribution (you need both, IMO).

    I think you can make an excellent case using the South Loop that if you build the transportation, they will come. But it might take a while.

  • Carter O’Brien

    He should be ashamed of himself for promoting that shirt though. I mean, ouch. Even a tourist should be embarrassed to wear that.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yeah, I was going to include “urbanist” or “Streetsblog freelancer” but it didn’t fit the line. I probably wouldn’t have linked to it otherwise, but the Tumblr’s message is related to our mission of promoting transportation equity in all parts of the city.

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