Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 10

  • 4 Critically Injured in Crash Next to Millennium Park (CBS)
  • Chainlinker IDs a Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck a Cyclist in the Loop This Morning
  • A Section of the Weber Spur Trail Has Been Constrcuted in Lincolnwood (The Chainlink)
  • Metra Closing 111th Street Ticket Office in Morgan Park (DNA)
  • The Magnificent Mile Inspires a Street Makeover in Dayton, OH (DDN)
  • Slow Roll Chicago‘s Jamal Julien Discusses the Group’s Social Justice Mission on WGN
  • American Planning Association Leads a Bike Facilities Tour 8/19 3 PM at Wilson/Broadway
  • Slow Roll lead A Bike Ride for Peace 8/19 at 9 AM at BUILD Chicago, 5100 West Harrison
  • CTA Offering Free Rides to School for Kids on 9/5, the 1st Day of CPS Classes (WTTW)

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  • Tooscrapps

    At least Dayton is only taking the good parts of the Mag Mile, the plantings.

    I’d hate see them turn their main street into a 6-lane road with too narrow sidewalks.

  • Chicagoan

    The Mag Mile has narrow sidewalks?

    The Mag Mile is comparable to other major thoroughfares in other major cities (Champs-Élysées, for example.).

  • Tooscrapps

    Except they aren’t even close. Not to mention a lot of the width of the Mag Mile sidewalk is taken up by said plantings. Mag Mile sidewalks are far too narrow for the traffic they get.

    The Champs-Élysées ROW is so broad it has space for those sidewalks AND 8 car lanes. The Kurfürstendamm has a pretty wide median, 4 travels lanes, and 2 parking lanes (the only real medians on Michigan are where there are no left-turn lanes due to one way streets. Anyway, see how the stack up below in order Chicago, Paris, Berlin.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3468e439e12b40512d74284c0cdc155ff4d7b8365b9c4b981b01137b3b713e0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9bb887669ff4847419cb25d3cd937f890d9184cad2163e69c4da8c67b1b73954.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3132951e1eaf685cf05ac737d12753c13fcdc114ae87e3421ce431876cc7449.jpg

  • Chicagoan

    I like strolling on the Mag Mile, it reminds me of those two major thoroughfares.

  • Tooscrapps

    I do too, I just wish the sidewalk were wider so you don’t have to push by people. The honking cabs are kind of a drag though.

  • Chicagoan

    Oh, I agree, the Mag Mile is wonderful by American standards, but it doesn’t compare to the great thoroughfares of Europe.

    Cheers, Tooscrapps.