Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 5

  • Senior Seriously Injured on Bike in Crystal Lake, Police “Cannot Confirm” Hit-and-Run (Tribune)
  • Chicago’s Gas Is at Its Most Expensive in More Than a Year (DNA)
  • CTA Adding Signs for People Visually Impaired People to 10,700+ Bus Stops (DNA)
  • TOD With 134 Units, 16 Spaces Cleared for Construction Near Logan’s Western Stop (Curbed)
  • Free CTA Rides for First Day of CPS Classes Today (NBC)
  • John Weighs in on the Milwaukee Ave. Dashed Bike Lanes in a DNAinfo Article
  • University of Illinois Police Use “Anti-Theft Bikes” to Track Thieves
  • Ten of the Most Visually Interesting CTA ‘L’ Stations (DNA)
  • Bullock Flick “While You Were Sleeping” Was Shot at Randolph-Wabash Station (Sun-Times)
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Daniel Biss Appears at ChiHackNight 6:30 This Evening
  • Slow Roll Chicago Rides From Washington Park on Sat. 9/9, Austin on Sat. 9/16

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  • rwy

    Have any of the gubernatorial candidates said much about transportation?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Haven’t heard anything from Pritzker or Biss, although it would be great if ChiHackNight-ers ask Biss some transportation questions at tonight’s event. Pawar has voiced support for the Ashland BRT proposal, helped lead the campaign to restore bus service on Lincoln and 31st, and endorsed and funded the Lawrence road diet and Berteau Greenway in his ward. Back when Kennedy was president of the Merchandise Mart, he supported bike initiatives, such as getting more bike racks installed nearby and, likely, the adjacent Kinzie protected bike lane.

  • Jeremy

    Pawar has also been supportive of TOD near the Montrose and Paulina brown line stations in his ward.

    https://chicago.curbed.com/2015/4/10/9971928/aldermans-approval-puts-montrose-green-tod

  • Anne A

    Folks are commenting on Chainlink about hazardous conditions created by high waves depositing algae along the north-facing section of path by the planetarium.

    http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/beware-of-algae-on-the-lakefront-trail?x=1&id=2211490%3ATopic%3A1075010&page=1#comments

  • rwy

    Thanks for the information.

    A lot of the candidates have reducing green house gas emissions as part of their platform. It seems like any to reduce ghg, reducing vehicle miles traveled should be a step in reaching that goal.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Thanks, I’ve reached out to the park district about this.

  • Kevin M

    Oh, we don’t need to reduce vehicle miles to reduce GHG. Driver-less electric cars are just around the corner–look out!

  • BlueFairlane

    Bullock Flick “While You Were Sleeping” Was Shot at Randolph-Wabash Station (Sun-Times)

    I’m often impressed with Streetsblog’s timely coverage, but you guys are a little behind on this.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    I don’t follow you. It’s a timely article because that station is slated for demolition this month.

  • BlueFairlane

    This is meant to be a joke. The way the headline is written suggests that the newsworthy item is that the movie was filmed in a particular location, even though this took place in 1995. That’s obviously not the newsworthy item, of course. I just thought it was funny.

  • Carter O’Brien

    To be fair, electric vehicles are clearly the wave of the future, as are solar panels and better battery systems to charge them. The driver-less part freaks me out more than a bit, but otoh, how much worse could they be than your average distracted driver?

  • rwy

    I fear that features like lane departure warnings and blind spot monitors could encourage distracted driving. However the data seems to be that they make things safer.

    On the other hand, I am very confident that driverless cars will make things safer on the road for everyone.

  • BlueFairlane

    I am fairly confident that robot cars will make things safer for everyone in, like, 2050. I think we’re a lot farther from that than the boosters like to say.