Today’s Headlines

  • Residents Want Speed Table Crosswalks at Palmer Square Park (DNA)
  • Construction Begins on Rogers Park’s “Lakefront Car Tower” (DNA)
  • John Krause Proposes a Light Rail Line for Lake Shore Drive (BWLP)
  • Teen Driver Fleeing Police Injures 6 on Near West Side (Tribune)
  • Drunk, Unlicensed Driver Breaks Woman’s Leg in Geneva (Suburban Life)
  • Police Staging DUI Crackdown on Stoney Island This Friday (DNA)
  • Settlement Awarded to Cyclist Injured by Driver Who Violated 3-Foot Rule (Keating)
  • 2-Way PBLs Like Dearborn Increase Cycling, But Are They Dangerous? (Treehugger)
  • A Sneak Peak at Northerly Island’s Conversion to an Awesome New Public Space (DNA)
  • Registration Opens for Active Trans‘ 2014 Bike Commuter Challenge

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  • Dan Staggs

    Anecdotally, I’ve heard that first responders hate speed bumps. I’d cast my vote for road diet either way.

  • ChicagoStreetcarRenaissance

    This is only a little part of the plan. This particular route can continue down Cottage Grove to the UofC and MSI, a catalyst for transit-oriented development in Bronzeville. There are other places in the city where local buses stuck in traffic deserve an upgrade to BRT or streetcar, in neighborhoods all over town. But only those where ridership (supported by development) is very high are good candidates for rail. The idea is to evolve toward the most cost-effective and fiscally responsible system. Sometimes that means building new things.

  • Courtney

    “I do think if a plan like this comes to fruition, certainly the people who live in the dis-invested south and west sides may come to feel that unless your living on or near Lake Shore Drive, you get nothing.”

    Pretty much.


Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 17

#BlackChristmas Takeover of Mag Mile Planned for December 24 (DNA) CDOT, CTA, Active Trans & Hilkevitch Discuss the Upcoming Loop Link Debut (WBEZ) Curbed Looks at the Loop Link Plan MPC Looks Back at Their 2015 Accomplishments Chicago Is a Battleground for 3 Warring Railroad Companies (Crains) 2 Metra Police Officers Honored for Saving Life […]

Today’s Headlines

After ABC Expose, Rahm Promises His Drivers Will Slow Down (Tribune, DNA) Mayor: Meter Reboot Is Saving City Tens of Millions in “True-Up” Fees (DNA) City Credits Security Cams With Fewer Thefts on CTA (Tribune) Driver Charged in Vehicular Homicide of Antonio Mendez (Tribune, DNA) Car Fire in Garage Sends Smoke Into LSD Apartments (Tribune) […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 20

Crain’s Op-Ed: Pedestrianize Michigan, Create an 8-Mile Sunday Ciclovia Route There Have Been 6 Armed Robberies on The 606 Since September 19 (DNA) Police: Ride-Share Driver Is Stealing Credit Card Info From Passengers (Chicagoist) Should Delivery Drivers Pay to Use Downtown Loading Zones? (DNA) Inexplicable: EPA Closing All City Emissions Testing Facilities to Cut Costs […]

Today’s Headlines

Mia Birk: Alta Systems, Including Divvy, Probably Won’t Expand This Year (Marketplace) Hitching a Ride With a Divvy Rebalancing Van (Marketplace) Residents and Pawar Lobbying to Bring Back the Lincoln Bus (DNA) Police Arrest Driver Who Injured Pedestrian in Logan Square, Fled (Tribune) Car Driver Injures Motorcyclist in Gresham (Tribune) Residents Brainstorm Ideas for Redeveloping […]

Today’s Headlines

Truck Driver Kills 28-Year-Old Cyclist in Right Hook Crash at Cicero/Belmont (DNA, Keating) 4 Killed, 13-Year-Old Boy Injured in Bridgeview Crash (Tribune) 2 Killed, 1 Injured When Driver Fleeing Police Crashes in South Deering (Sun-Times) LSD Crash Kills Man, Critically Injures 2 Other People (Tribune) Cyclist Writes Open Letter to the Guy Who Said He […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 6

Metra Has Added Charging Kiosks to 4 Downtown Stations (Tribune) Driver With History of DUIs Struck Man on Expressway, Drove off With Body on Windshield (DNA) Homicide Charge for Driver Who Fatally Struck Police Officer on Tri-State Tollway (Sun-Times) Motorist Crashes Into Grayslake Church, Injuring 5 Church Volunteers (ABC) Englewood Driver Rams Police Car, Sideswipes […]