Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 24

  • Police: Suspect Fleeing Traffic Stop in Greater Grand Crossing Struck Officer, Pedestrian (ABC)
  • Video: A Cyclist Gets Doored by an Uber Passenger on Milwaukee in Wicker Park (Chicagoist)
  • Ex-Chicagoan Dan Savage: Better Transit Could Help Mitigate Seattle Displacement (The Stranger)
  • Active Trans’s Jim Merrell Discusses Upcoming Bike Projects on WTTW
  • The Success of Cleveland’s Health Line BRT Should Be a Model for Chicago (Active Trans)
  • Ed Burke Wants Hearings on Whether $2K Tiny Homes Could Help Chicago’s Homeless (DNA)
  • Affordable Senior Housing With 36 Units, 28 Spaces Coming to Brainard Metra Stop (Curbed)
  • Cubs Will Give $1M to Put 30 Police Cameras Throughout Wrigleyville (DNA)
  • What’s the Safest and Best Way to Listen to Music While Biking? (The Chainlink)
  • Use This Survey to Tell IDOT to Prioritize Walking, Biking & Transit in Their Long Range Plan
  • Early Registration for 6/9 Transport Chicago Conference Ends on Friday

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  • Chicagoan

    Hi, everyone.

    Quick question regarding Bike The Drive:

    My wife and I are going for the first time on Sunday and we don’t have bicycles. We were planning on grabbing two Divvy’s, but I’m now wondering about how available they’ll be considering the magnitude of the event. Does anyone know if we’ll be able to get two of them near the starting point on the Northside?

  • Jeremy

    You might want to:

    1. Check with Divvy. They might have bikes available at points along the course.
    2. Rent a bike west of LSD, then ride to LSD.
    3. Enter at a midpoint (if that is allowed; some years it is) and get a bike there.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    From Divvy:

    “For real time bike availability, we recommend checking out @transitapp or”

    “We won’t have Valet Service for the event itself, but we’ll offer regularly scheduled Valets at other locations!”

  • hopeyglass

    You can enter at either end, as well as at the checkpoints. simply anecdotally, if you actually start right on time, I have a hunch you’ll have better luck trying to grab a DIVVY at 5:30 AM than 8 AM, when everyone is entering the drive. Also: remember LSD is long and you can’t exit the Drive just anywhere, so plan accordingly, as it may take you a while on those things.

  • BlueFairlane

    That has the potential to be quite the late fee.

    Divvy should donate Bike the Drive late fees to the ATA.

  • Chicagoan

    I just found out about some rental companies who’ll be at the event, so we’re going to use them.

  • Jake

    In regard with the survey, be sure to pay attention to one of the 15 questions which checks if you are reading both options.

  • 1/ I hope many Streetsblog readers take the IDOT survey in order to voice support for better pedestrian, bicycling and public transportation infrastructure in Illinois. The responses from these surveys really do make a difference. 2/ Watch the WTTW video interview with Active Trans’ Jim Merrell, but as always, don’t read the comments.


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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 25

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