Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 10

  • Tribune: How Much Will Chicagoans Pay for Obama Center, Including Pedestrianizing Cornell?
  • 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Fiery Crash in South Austin (Tribune)
  • Man Fatally Stabbed During Argument in Front of Turnstile at 95th Street Station (NBC)
  • Man Shot Outside Wilson Red Line Station (Tribune)
  • Suspects in South Loop Bike Thefts Caught on Camera (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Praises the Truck Side Guard Recommendations in the Vision Zero Plan
  • Tribune Looks at Active Trans’ New Report on Reducing Barriers to Biking in the ‘Burbs
  • Program Helps People With Disabilities Learn to Ride a Bike (Tribune)
  • Golf Champ Rides Metra to Promote It as the Best Way to Get to Women’s PGA Event (NBC)
  • 2nd Meeting on North/Damen Redesign, Milwaukee Lanes Bike Lanes This Wednesday (DNA)

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  • rwy

    In Evanston, the bike plan seems to be put down a mile or so of protected bike lanes so they can grab the headlines, while ignoring the rest of the city.

    I also wish that more of the discussion about bike routes talked about the condition of the pavement. It seems like most of the repaving takes place on the high stress corridors, while the “low stress corridors” have pot holes designed to damage the wrists of cyclists.

  • Anne A

    Yesterday I took the red line to 95th St., arriving during evening rush hour. I noticed a significant increase in police presence around the turnstiles – no big surprise after what happened the day before.

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