In 2016, Chicago garnered the number one spot in Bicycling Magazine’s 50 Best Bikes Cities. The same year there were six bike fatalities. It seemed like Ghost Bikes memorials were being installed every other week, leaving many in the cycling community wondering just how bike-friendly Chicago streets actually were. One of the six lives lost […]
Rauner Rejects Deal Offered by Emanuel to Allow Sale of Thompson Center (Crain’s) Cyclist Michael Schoop, 62, Dies After Collision With Van in Hoffman Estates (Sun-Times) 3 Injured, Including Paramedics, After Van Driver Strikes Ambulance, Car, Pole (CBS) Residents Brainstorm Ideas for Revitalizing Area Around Jeff Park Transit Center (Nadig) In the Wake of Fire, […]
Cyclist Found in Street After Being Dragged, But CPD Isn’t Looking for a Hit-and-Run Driver (NBC) CMAP: Chicago Metro Region Is Losing Its Families (Crain’s) Residents Weigh in on Plan to Pedestrianize Cornell at Jackson Park Framework Meeting (DNA) New Metra Seats Will Include Cup Holders, But Will Leave Half of Riders Facing Backwards (Sun-Times) […]
London Mayor Sadiq Khan's transport strategy for the next 25 years lays out a vision for how his city, expected to add 1.5 million people by 2041 on top of its current 9 million residents, is planning to keep moving while reducing pollution and improving quality of life. The big idea: Cars are the problem, not the solution.
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 […]
Fewer Divvy Riders Ride to Work Than in NYC, DC, But They Patronize Small Businesses (Curbed) Metra Board Voting Today on Whether to Renew $2.7M in Contracts With Lobbying Firms (Tribune) Cross-Country Cyclist Tim Lalla From Orland Park Seriously Injured by Driver in Alabama (NBC) Evanston Police: Man Faces Charges of Being a So-Called “Pedestrian […]