Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 16

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  • Study: As Chicago Expanded Bike Network and Mode Share Rose, Crash, Fatality Rates Fell (Chicagoist)
  • Driver Who Rammed Teen to Death Against Tree Charged With 1st Degree Murder (Sun-Times)
  • Redevelopment of Rezkoville, Along River South of Roosevelt, Could Include 50-Story Tower (Curbed)
  • Concerns About Congestion Kill Plan for 10-Story Building on 2300 Block of N. Clybourn (DNA)
  • Buffered Bike Lanes Installed on Harrison Between Halsted and Loomis (DNA)
  • Edgewater Observer Checks Out the New Glenwood Greenway
  • What’s the Best Way to Ride to Big Marsh From the Lakefront Trail? (The Chainlink)
  • Dentist Who Has Biked to Work in the Southland Since 1985 Shares Commuting Tips (Tribune)
  • Chicago Ride of Silence Meets at Daley Plaza This Wednesday at 6 PM to Honor Crash Victims
  • Meeting on Activating Unused Land Under Chicago Skyway Wednesday 6:30 at Sacred Heart (DNA)
  • Lakefront Trail Will Be Closed From Diversey to North for Separation Work, Starting 5/22 (DNA)
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Bike Helmets on 6/10 (Associated Press)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 15

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  • Tribune: Could We Widen Stony or Submerge Cornell to Mitigate Traffic for Obama Library?
  • Active Trans Looks at the Case for Decriminalizing CTA Fare Evasion
  • As Rte. 53 Proposal Stalls, Lake County Officials Want to Widen Rte. 120 (Tribune)
  • Driver in SUV Chased Teen Down Sidewalk, Rammed Her to Death Against a Tree (NBC)
  • Suspect From Buffalo Grove Domestic Incident, Police Chase Dies in Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Senior Strikes Boy, 11, in Riverside, Causing Minor Injuries (Sun-Times)
  • Op-Ed: Drivers Can’t Be Trusted to Obey Law, So Walk and Bike Defensively (Tribune)
  • TOD With 50 Units, 15 Spaces Ready to Rise in Old Town (Curbed)
  • Lakefront Trail Separation From 31st to 41st Almost Completed (NBC)
  • After Discussing Worst Biking Street, The Chainlink Talks About the Best Ones
  • DNA Offers a Preview of North Branch Trail Alliance Bike Ride on May 20
  • Green Machine Cycles Hosts a Weekend of Bike-and-Metra Camping in SE Wisconsin on 6/2

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 12

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  • Number of Car Occupants Killed This Year Has Jumped 79 Percent This Year (DNA)
  • Trucker Fatally Struck Male Pedestrian on Irving Park Near O’Hare (Tribune)
  • Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Man, 28, in West Elsdon (CBS)
  • Hertz Appears on Chicago Newsroom Discussing Ideas to Improve South Side Transit
  • DNA: Maldonado, Who Wants Fees for Development by 606, Made $300K Selling Land by Trail
  • Developer of Delayed Portage Park Mall With 275 Spots: Project Is Moving Forward (DNA)
  • 208 Hybrid Articulated Buses Will Be Overhauled Under $54M Plan (DNA)
  • 185-Room Hotel Planned Near Obama Presidential Library Site (Crain’s)
  • CDOT Is Currently Restriping Elston Bike Lanes From Diversey to Addison (The Chainlink)
  • What Are the Worst Streets for Biking in Chicago? (The Chainlink)
  • Chicago Reader Reviews the New Jane Jacobs Doc, Premiering Tonight at Siskel Center
  • Chicago Loop Alliance’s “Activate” Alley Parties Return 6/15 in Sullivan Alley

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Portland's program will make several types of adaptive bikes available for short-term rentals. Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland via Better Bike-Share Partnership

Portland — And Soon, Detroit — Bring Bike-Share to People With Disabilities

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Riding a bicycle is too often thought of as an activity that's off-limits for many disabled people. And that has continued to be the case with the bike-share systems getting off the ground in several American cities, which provide standard bicycles meant for the able-bodied. But that's starting to change, thanks to a yearlong effort in Portland that's the first of its kind in the United States.

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 11

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  • More Coverage of Public Meeting on Fixing North/Damen/Milwaukee (Active TransDNA, Chicagoist)
  • Personal Injury Lawyer Floats Other Ideas for Making North/Damen Safer (Stefani)
  • U. of Illinois Lobbyist Is Being Questioned in IDOT Hiring Scandal Probe (News Gazette)
  • Police: Driver Who Killed 3 Members of Family Was Guilty of Reckless Homicide (Tribune)
  • $6M Settlement for Woman Whose Feet Were Run Over by CTA Bus driver (Tribune)
  • Police Release Photos of Suspect in Ashland Pink/Green Stop Robberies (DNA)
  • Crain’s Looks at What Might Happen to North Branch Land After Zoning Is Relaxed
  • After Pushback, “Teacher’s Village” Plan for Humboldt Park Lowers Number of Units, Spaces (DNA)
  • Sauganash Neighbors Say 21 Spaces for a 21-Unit Building With 7 Offices Isn’t Enough (DNA)
  • Video: CDOT Crews Install Contraflow Lane on Glenwood (And a Neighbor Gripes About It) (CBS)
  • Floating Museum” Art Installation Planned for the Chicago Riverwalk (Curbed)
  • Citizen Jane” Documentary About Jane Jacobs Begins Weeklong Run at Siskell Center Friday

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