Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 30

  • Waymond Smith: CPD’s Racially Biased Bike Ticketing Influenced My Decision to Leave Chicago (Defender)
  • Active Trans Releases “Suburban Bikeways for All” Report on Current State of Biking in the ‘Burbs
  • Wired: The O’Hare Express Is a Dumb Idea; Getting Elon Musk Involved Would Make It Dumber
  • DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 2015 Englewood Hit-and-Run That Killed 1, Injured 12 (CBS)
  • Lawsuit Blames Bars for Man’s DUI Crash Death After Metra Pub Crawl (Tribune)
  • A List of State Road Projects That Will Stop If There’s No Budget (DNA)
  • 115th Street Metra Station, Damaged by Fire, Will Be Razed Today (DNA)
  • North Ave. Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Closed for Lakefront Trail Separation Work (Tribune)
  • July Events on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)
  • Third Public Meeting on North LSD Rehab on July 12, 4-7 PM at 2250 N. Sheffield

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  • Anne A

    We can’t afford to keep losing black residents and activists who care about their communities and the city as a whole. I hope that CPD, CDOT and other city agencies are serious about being sensitive to community needs with respect to Vision Zero and other programs aimed at improving quality of life.

  • Jeremy

    There is no greater concentration of pedestrians and cars on a daily basis than in the Loop between 4:00 and 6:00. There are no police officers or other city employees working to make pedestrians safer during that time.

    The city is doing nothing to make Vision Zero a reality. State laws (regarding photo enforcement of laws and requiring police to appear in court to certify tickets) aren’t helping, but I don’t hear about legislators from Chicago trying to get that changed.

    The press conferences and photo opportunities regarding Vision Zero are over. Therefore, Rahm Emanuel is no longer interested.


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Today’s Headlines

New Active Trans Survey in Support of Loop BRT Project Argonne Wins $2.9 Million to Study How Transit Could Be Used to Evacuate City (Sun-Times) Truck Driver Fatally Strikes Teen in Front of New Lennox School (Tribune) 40-Car Pileup on Kennedy Between Ohio & North During Snowstorm, 12 Hospitalized (Tribune) Metra Approves $91 Million Contract […]

Today’s Headlines

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Chicagoist Looks at the City’s Vision Zero Announcement Politicians, Activists Showed Up for Debut of 31st Street Bus Pilot Yesterday (DNA) Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Dunning on August 28 Identified as Krzysztof Wlostowski (DNA) 12 Suffer Minor Injuries After CTA Bus / Car Crash (ABC) Driver of Mercedes Injures Bike Cop in Loop, Officer in Good […]