Today’s Headlines

  • Divvy, Red Line Rehab Counted Among Wins in Rahm’s First Term (Tribune)
  • Lawyer Outlines John Bills’ Defense in Reflex Bribery Case (CBS)
  • Google Maps: Chicago Has More Traffic Congestion Than New York (Sun-Times)
  • West Town, Lakeview Join Forces for Bike-Friendly Business Program (Tribune)
  • Closures on the Orange, Red Lines This Weekend for Track & Station Work (DNA)
  • Keating Is Stoked About the Upcoming ITEP-Funded Bike Projects
  • Don’t Wanna Be A-Doored? Use These Dooring Prevention Tips (Active Trans)
  • Interesting Stats About Chicago Bike Thefts (Sun-Times)
  • Timbuk2 Bike Bag Shop Opens; Party This Saturday (DNA)

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  • It’s not surprising that the West Loop ranked nationally because I presume this includes the Kennedy Expressway and Congress Parkway through downtown, as well as their ramps.

    But “most congested” is a meaningless distinction. What should we do about it? Should we follow the leadership of cities in Texas or Detroit and build more highways? We’ve been doing that – albeit with much lighter expansion than them – while not expanding transit at anywhere near the same rate (in terms of frequency, desirability, direction/route, and need) and look where it gets us: we stay at the top of the list.