Police and city planners in Sacramento have come under scrutiny in the weeks since police were caught on tape assaulting Nandi Cain, Jr., a black man, during a jaywalking stop. Cain, who was legally using an unmarked crosswalk, has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now, reporters are looking into why there are so few marked crosswalks in one of Sacramento's poorest areas.
When the Eisenhower Expressway Moved in, Who Was Forced Out? (WBEZ) Road Rage Sparks First Fatal Shooting on an Illinois Tollway, Officials Say (Tribune) Woman On Motorcycle Killed In Hanover Park Hit-And-Run Crash (CBS) Police Searching for Man Who Sexually Assaulted a Teen on the Milwaukee Ave. Bus (NBC) ATA, Tribune & DNA Looks at the Recent […]
Some folks may have been tempted to blame the slow-moving Navy Pier Flyover project for a bike crash with injuries that took place Tuesday at Grand and Lower Lake Shore Drive. However, details released by police today indicate that the bike bridge wouldn’t have made a difference in this case. DNAinfo reported yesterday that a […]
Sometimes, high-quality transit is within a walkable distance, but people just aren't used to walking to the train. New signage in St. Paul, Minnesota, funded through a local challenge from a national foundation, aims to help people get over that mental block and walking to the nearest Green Line station.
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On Tuesday Streetsblog Chicago ran a story about food delivery cyclist Drew Boyle, 21, who suffered a broken jaw and eye socket in a bike crash in Uptown last week and launched a GoFundMe page to help cover his expenses. With the intention of getting the details about what happened, as well as publicizing the […]
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 […]