Note: This story is a little outside of Streetsblog Chicago’s usual wheelhouse, since the collision took place on private property, not on city streets, but I thought our readers would be interested in the case. Thanks to The Chainlink’s Yasmeen Schuller for bringing this to my attention. Food delivery cyclist Drew Boyle, 21, is fortunate […]
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 […]
Is the Tollway Getting Cold Feet on Route 53 Extension? (Daily Herald) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Girl in Mt. Prospect Charged With Felony (CBS) GoFundMe Launched for Cyclist Drew Boyle, Injured in Crash (The Chainlink) Police Warn of Punch-and-Grab Robberies on the Orange & Red Lines (Sun-Times) Bicycle Doorings Have Risen Sharply in Recent Years […]
A massive new study of commuters in the United Kingdom reveals that people who bike to work tend to live longer and are at lower risk of heart disease and cancer. While the study establishes correlation but doesn't prove causation, the size of the sample and the magnitude of the effects strongly suggest that biking to work can yield major health benefits.
Why “Urban Pioneers” Are Buying Homes in Chicago’s Southland (Crain’s) Emanuel Announcing Improvements to Cottage Grove Green Stop This Morning (DNA) $1.8 Million Rehab of 120-Year-Old Quincy Station Begins (DNA) Some 40K People Filled the Streets for Chicago’s March for Science (Tribune) 3 Injured After Driver Strikes Another Car, CTA Bus at 95th and Stony Island (NBC) […]