Transportation planner and advocate. Steven also created Chicago Cityscape, a site that tracks neighborhood developments across the city.
The new West Town Master Plan, commissioned by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #29, floats the idea of converting two of the four mixed-traffic lanes on Chicago Avenue in the neighborhood to buffered bike lanes. While that’s a forward-thing idea, it would actually make sense to use that extra right-of-way […]
What you’re seeing isn’t a typical “Eyes on the Street” because we got our “eyes” up in the air with the new Streetsblog Chicago Traffic Chopper (actually a drone camera) to check in on the reconstruction of the CTA’s Wilson ‘L’ station in Uptown. The project, which began in 2014, will make the train stop […]
The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated the 125th anniversary of the ‘L’ yesterday by bringing out rapid transit cars built in 1923 and in 1976. The Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Company commenced “Alley L” service on June 6, 1892, in an alley east of State Street between Congress Parkway and 39th Street, according to […]
Currently thousands of workers in Chicagoland have part of their wages set aside to buy a transit pass. This occurs before taxes are deducted from their paychecks, and thus saves them a few hundred bucks each year in income taxes. Not everyone can do this, but a new bill in the Illinois House of Representatives intends […]
Chicago transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld is voicing support for a proposal to use a device known as a “textalyzer” to crack down on distracted driving with cellphones. Two aldermen, Anthony Beale Beale (9th) and Edward Burke (14th), have introduced a resolution asking the Chicago Police Department to look into using a $10,000 device from Cellebrite, which makes […]
As I discussed last week, the 14th Police District’s plan to patrol the Bloomingdale Trail, aka The 606, on all-terrain vehicles makes no sense. They have virtually no benefits over patrolling the path by bicycle, since bike are much more maneuverable (a huge advantage when the trail is crowded), cycles with saddlebags have almost as […]