Back in November we heard about a pair of cyclists getting ticketed by the police for a technically illegal, but perfectly safe and very common, maneuver at Wicker Park’s North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection. After heading southeast on Milwaukee, the bike riders crossed North in the west leg of the intersection while pedestrians in the nearby crosswalk, which […]
North Dakota state rep Keith Kempenich has had enough of people exercising their right to assembly and free expression. In response to the protests at Standing Rock, Kempenich has introduced legislation to shield drivers from penalty who unintentionally strike a pedestrian "obstructing vehicular traffic."
More Coverage of the Jezniah Smith Bike Fatality Case (Chicagoist) Man Charged With DUI, Reckless Homicide in Fatal DeKalb Crash (Sun-Times) Husband of Cyclist Joni Beaudry Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Driver (Tribune) Highlights From MPC-Hosted Discussion of Race, Inequality, and Growth 800-Foot Riverfront Tower Proposed to Replace General Growth Building (Curbed) A Dramatic Reading of […]
Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. They erode the tax base. A few American cities have special taxes on surface parking lots that create an incentive for redevelopment, and Seattle is one of them. The trouble is, says Doug Trumm at The Urbanist, Seattle’s parking lot tax […]
Chicago Driver Dies After Head-on Crash in Lockport (Tribune) School Bus Rollover Crash on I-294 After Driver Suffers Seizure, No Serious Injuries (ABC) 170-Room Boutique Hotel Will Be Built Near Morgan Station (Curbed) Loop Tower Will Be Converted From Offices to Apartments (Curbed) Rubbish! Red Line Rerouted Last Night Due to Trash Fire on the […]
Active Trans: Increase Enforcement Without Unfairly Targeting Low-Income Neighborhoods Speakers Discuss Race, Inequality, and Economic Growth at MPC Event 3 Killed, 1 Injured in Eisenhower Expressway Crash (CBS) 12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Crash In Barrington Park (Tribune) 7 Injured After SUV Driver Blows Red Light, Strikes CTA Bus (CBS) Woman Steals Car, Crashes It Into […]