Today’s Headlines

  • Did You Bike To Work Today? Bicycle Commuter Challenge Continues All Week [Active Trans]
  • Ontario Bridge Demolition Sped Up, “Carmageddon” “Not That Bad” [Sun-Times]
  • The Bronzeville Bike Box Opened On Sunday [Bike Box]
  • Citizens Taking Action Ranks Wards By Transit Availability [DNAinfo]
  • Uninsured Driver Kills 77-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing Elston In Jefferson Park [Sun-Times]
  • Police Renew Call For Leads In Hit-and-Run That Killed Carissa Hinz [DNAinfo]
  • Metra Engineers Approve New 7-Year Contract [Tribune]
  • Want To Invest In CTA? Bonds Go On Sale Wednesday [Bond Buyer]
  • City Releases RFQ For Milwaukee Avenue Redesign [PDF]
  • Alderman Announces Five New Divvy Docks For 47th Ward [DNAinfo]
  • Join Free “Bike The Burbs” Ride Down Prairie Path On June 29 [Active Trans]

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No, a Bike License Fee Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Alderman Patricia Dowell (3rd, Bronzeville, South Loop) floated the idea yesterday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget proposal to raise the cable television tax could be eliminated by charging a licensing fee to ride a bicycle instead. She pegged the fee at about $25 a year and said one would have to complete one hour of […]