Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans: Navy Pier Flyover Detour Route Is Dangerous and Confusing
  • Work Starts Today on Harrison Stop, Orange Line (Tribune)
  • Employees Fired for Loafing Claim CTA Put Cameras in Changing Area (CBS)
  • Man Killed, Infant Injured in Crash During Police Chase (Tribune)
  • Man Attacks His Mother After She Tries to Stop Him From Driving Drunk (Tribune)
  • CPM Testing Pay-by-Phone App for Parking Meters (Sun-Times)
  • Transitized Proposes Converting LSD to a Boulevard
  • Participants in SuperSprint Triathlon Can Use Divvy Bikes (Tribune, NBC)
  • Try Your Hand at the CTA Station Scramble Quiz (RedEye)
  • Man Gets Out of Financial Hole by Selling Pothole-Themed Schwag (DNA)

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  • “Navy Pier Flyover Detour Route Is Dangerous and Confusing”

    So what you’re telling me is that it’s no different than before construction started?

  • Probably (I haven’t seen it).

    But sustaining the confusion and “potentially unsafe conditions” means that we hold the Chicago Department of Transportation to very low standards, lower than their, state, and national policies call for.

  • I know, i was just being a smart ass.

  • R.A. Stewart

    Sometimes it’s snark or cry. :-)

  • The CTA quiz would be much improved by a single sentence stating that the objective is to unscramble an anagram from the letters at the top of the screen — it took me over 20sec to figure that out.

  • alexfrancisburchard

    Its worse, now people go the wrong way down grand ave to avoid the fences. I don’t understand why, I mean, there’s a perfectly good Park Sidewalk (legal to ride on IIRC) right there, but people insist on taking the LAke Point Tower exemption lane then continuing wrong way down grand to streeter to enter the LFT…….

  • forensicgarlic

    I ran on it this weekend, and It wasn’t clear from any signage that bikes were supposed to go one way and pedestrians another. I can see why, the normal path has been narrowed and is sharply cornered enough to make bike use (especially shared with pedestrians) difficult.