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Western Avenue alders revived Chicago’s BRT dream. How can we stop NIMBYs from killing it again?

We've been down this road before. But the chief of staff for Ald. Matt Martin (47th), a leader of the new campaign, says times have changed since the Ashland BRT proposal was shelved.

May 23, 2024

While the resolution to ditch Dorval got banished to the Rules committee, Ald. Vasquez thinks he can rescue it

At today's Council meeting Vasquez got signatures from 26 alders calling for the resolution to be resuscitated.

As Metra seeks input on long-term service improvements, the long-awaited Peterson/Ridge station opens

The railroad recently launched a survey to get a better sense of how riders use the system post-pandemic.

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Fifth and Final Day of SBC’s Bike Lane Week: Near Northwest Side, Far West Side, Near West Side, Near North Side

I have ridden a heck of a lot of bike lanes, and had the pleasure of visiting many of our city's diverse neighborhoods.

Other recent stories

Advocates provide bikes to migrants, request help from CDOT to meet growing demand

Donation organizers say unless funds are freed up from a larger entity, bike distribution to asylum seekers is going to stay in crisis mode indefinitely.

Equiticity, Englewood Arts Collective lead community walk promoting effort to reopen Racine Green stop

Participants were also able to check out the Go Green on Racine Community Fresh Market as part of the Fall Fest Community Walk.

Tragically, the Chicago Ride of Silence included 3 locations where 2 people were injured or killed on bikes

But while the event raised awareness of the urgent need to make streets safer for all users, it also was an example of what's beautiful about riding bikes.

Former Milwaukee mayor and CNU chief John Norquist on why Chicago should demolish the Ohio Feeder

"If it's such a good idea to have a freeway ramp coming into River North from the west, why isn't there one coming from every direction?" Norquist asked.

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