Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Rebekah Scheinfeld

What’s Going on With Alderman Reilly and the Kinzie Protected Bike Lanes

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Alderman Brendan Reilly submitted an order to city council on Wednesday that would compel Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld to remove the Kinzie Street protected bike lane between Dearborn and the Chicago River because he says it conflicts with Wolf Point construction truck traffic. @LisaC1203 @activetrans That is correct, it’s a temporary relocation during construction […]

Why the Tribune’s Red Light Camera Story Is Garbage Journalism

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In a huge front-page story Friday, the Chicago Tribune published yet another installment in its long-running vendetta against the city’s photographic traffic enforcement program. Because the Trib chose to obscure key information about the severity of crashes, the story is worthless as an evaluation of the city’s red light camera program. The article lavishes attention […]

CDOT & CPD Launch Annual Crosswalk Safety Stings

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You might have noticed many square, black bases bolted in the center of Chicago streets, which held “Stop for Pedestrians” signs before they were taken out by motorists. These testify to the fact that many local drivers don’t operate safely around crosswalks. In an attempt to change that behavior, the Chicago Department of Transportation and […]