Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 14

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  • Bike to Work Week Kicks Off Friday With Rally in Daley Plaza From 7-9 AM (Chicagoist)
  • Lawsuit Filed Over Crash Death of Keshawn Horton During Police Pursuit (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago-Base Basecamp Is Boycotting Uber Over Its Corporate Culture (Crain’s)
  • If Dockless Bike-Sharing Comes to Chicago, It Should Go to Areas That Don’t Have Divvy (Active Trans)
  • Community Rallies Around Boy With Down Syndrome After His Adaptive Bike Is Stolen (CBS)
  • Rapper & Aldermanic Candidate Rhymefest Produced a Cool Safety Video With Blackstone Bikes (DNA)
  • Naperville Cops Issue “Ice Cream Citation” to Young Cyclists (Tribune)
  • CMAP Forum on “The Future of Economic Opportunity” Wednesday 6/19 at 3:30 PM in Homewood
  • North Branch Trail Alliance’s Inaugural Ride This Saturday 6/24 at 11 AM at 5400 Forest Glen Ave.
  • Eat Dinner With 606 Neighbor Rick Bayless on the Trail for a Mere $200 a Plate on 9/20 (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 13

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  • More Coverage of Chicago’s Vision Zero Plan Release (Tribune, Sun-Times, FoxActive Trans, Chicagoist)
  • 8 Injured, Including Teens, in Roseland School Bus / Motorcycle Crash (NBC)
  • Teen Robbed in South Loop Was 3rd Cyclist Attacked in the Neighborhood in About a Week (ABC)
  • West Town Plan Floats Idea of a 4-to-3 Conversion Road Diet With Bike Lanes on Chicago Ave. (DNA)
  • Construction on Archer Has Negatively Impacted the Bike Lanes (The Chainlink)
  • A Look at River North’s Construction Boom (Curbed)
  • TOD Next to the Southport Station With 9 Units, 3 Spaces Ready to Rise (Curbed)
  • Proposal to Name a New Park After Berny Stone — Next to the Bike Bridge He Blocked as Alderman (DNA)
  • Video: The Final Run of Chicago’s Last Streetcar in the 1950s (DNA)

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I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our July 1 deadline in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Reader donations and ad renewals have been coming in steadily, we’ve gotten a few large gifts from some of our most loyal readers, and a couple other major contributions are likely to materialize in the near future.

But with less than a month to go, we’re in the home stretch, and we need to raise more donations from readers like you, which typically make up about a third of the $50K we raise each year. Can you help us win the challenge grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks for your support, and have a great summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 12

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  • Hinz: Trump’s Half-Baked Infrastructure “Plan” Won’t Help Illinois (Crain’s)
  • The Red Purple Modernization Project Is Moving Forward (Curbed)
  • Teen Driver Killed Cyclist Deborah Wright, 49, Near Rock Cut State Park (The Chainlink)
  • 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Belmont Craigin Crash (CBS)
  • Man Charged With DUI for Fatal Waukegan Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Man Sues Chicago Police for Squad Car Crash That Killed Brother (Sun-Times)
  • Officer Dragged by Driver, Injured After Trying to Stop Motorist (DNA)
  • Witness: Postal Worker Tackled Phone Thief on ‘L’, Held Him for Police (DNA)
  • WTTW Talks to Active Trans About the 8/20 Chicago Cinder Classic Fixie Race
  • The World Naked Bike Ride Took Place Just in Time for the Heatwave (Chicagoist, Xinhua)
  • Community Meeting on the Proposed Metra Electric Cuts on 6/19 in South Shore
  • CMAP Panel “Harnessing Technology for Future Mobility” 6/22 at 8:30 AM at IIT

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I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our July 1 deadline in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Reader donations and ad renewals have been coming in steadily, we’ve gotten a few large gifts from some of our most loyal readers, and a couple other major contributions are likely to materialize in the near future.

But with less than a month to go, we’re in the home stretch, and we need to raise more donations from readers like you, which typically make up about a third of the $50K we raise each year. Can you help us win the challenge grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks for your support, and have a great summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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What's keeping cities from rolling out changes like this faster? NACTO wants to know. Photo: Nathan Roseberry (CDOT) via NACTO/Flickr

NACTO Wants to Find Out How Cities Can Design Better Streets, Faster

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing more than 50 urban transportation departments across the United States, is known for street design guides that prioritize walking, bicycling, and transit. Now the organization is turning its attention to the nuts-and-bolts of how city bureaucracies can implement these designs in a timely manner, so meaningful change can happen within our lifetimes.

Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 9

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  • Chicago Is Still the 6th Most Walkable Large City, But Walk Score Decreased by 0.03% (RedFin)
  • Amazon Unveils Romeoville Distribution Center, May Hire 8K Workers Next Year (Herald)
  • Crews Are Surveying East End of the Midway as a Site for Possible Obama Library Garage (DNA)
  • U. of C. Staffer Pushed off Bike, Robbed in Hyde Park — 3rd Assault on a Cyclist This Week (DNA)
  • DUI Crackdown in Englewood This Weekend (DNA)
  • 76-Story Skyscaper Near Roosevelt Station Is Ready to Rise (Curbed)
  • Metra Is Adding Trains & Cars This Weekend for Blues Fest, Spring Awakening (Patch)
  • Lots of, Um, Coverage for Saturday’s Naked Bike Ride (DNA, ChicagoistTime Out, WGN, US99)
  • Active Trans Hosts the Chicago Cinder Classic Fixie Race at Winnemac Stadium on 8/20

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I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our July 1 deadline in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Reader donations and ad renewals have been coming in steadily, we’ve gotten a few large gifts from some of our most loyal readers, and a couple other major contributions are likely to materialize in the near future.

But with less than a month to go, we’re in the home stretch, and we need to raise more donations from readers like you, which typically make up about a third of the $50K we raise each year. Can you help us win the challenge grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks for your support, and have a great summer.

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