Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 29

  • Emanuel Orders Locking of Ohio St. Underpass at Night, Reducing LFT Access for Cyclists (Tribune)
  • Plans for a Complete Network of Low-Stress Bikeways in Edgewater (DNA)
  • Metra Adding Early Getaway Trains to Accommodate Holiday Weekend Rush (DNA)
  • Midwest High Speed Rail Association Unveils a New Website & Logo
  • Sun-Times Looks at the Myriad Benefits of Cycling, Plus Tips on Choosing a Bike & Places to Ride
  • “Be Excellent to Each Other”: Lion’s Club Is Putting “Kindness Matters” Ads All Over the CTA (Tribune)
  • Mobilizing for a Safer Milwaukee Avenue Event at Arc’Teryx in Wicker Park Tonight (Active Trans)

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