Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 22

  • MPC Launches Transit-Oriented Development Web Portal “Grow Chicago
  • On 25th Anniversary of ADA Act, Chicago Still Has Far to Go to Become Truly Accessible (Tribune)
  • After a Drag Racer’s DUI Death, Lower Wacker Is Finally Getting Speed Humps (DNA)
  • Bolingbrook Man Gets 3 Years for DUI That Killed His Passenger (Daily Herald)
  • Actress Who Died While Cycling on North Branch Trail Will Be Honored With Memorial Ride (Tribune)
  • Police: Thief Crashed Stolen School Bus Into Englewood Apartment Building (Tribune)
  • String of Bike Thefts in North Center (DNA)
  • Century Foundation: D4E Is a Step Towards Equity, But Discounted Transit Would Be More Effective
  • La Grange Is Paying for Valet Parking to Help People Drive to Transit-Oriented Retail (Tribune)
  • Oak Park Board Asks Developer to Make Massive Garage Next to CTA Station a Bit Less Awful (Tribune)
  • The Tour de Fat Raised $51K for West Town Bikes, CHIRP Radio, a New Record (DNA)
  • The Sun-Times Celebrates an Anti-Public Transit License Plate

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  • “Lower” lower Wacker is getting speed humps.

  • Anne A

    Yes, we have a LONG way to go on ADA access. Too many huge downtown buildings have only one accessible entrance – often on the wrong side of the block from the path of travel of the person requiring access. Too many times on crutches I’ve faced the choice of gambling with the revolving door (hoping some impatient Type A personality wouldn’t knock me down) vs. hopping an extra block or 2 in each direction and gambling on how much extra pain/recovery time that might add.

    Too many CTA stations still have stairs only. Accessible seating areas are also a mixed blessing for people with orthopedic injuries on crutches. It’s often a challenge to protect one’s feet/legs from further injury when a train or bus gets crowded.