Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 8

  • Active Trans Looks at the New Federal Transportation Bill
  • Lyft Line Carpool Service Launched in Chicago Yesterday (Tribune)
  • Rather Than Carpool Lanes, IDOT Considers Tolled Low-Traffic Lanes on Expressways (Crain’s)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Strikes Senior in Jefferson Park (Sun-Times)
  • Lake Zurich Considers Adding Stoplight in Front of School Where Driver Killed Teen (Herald)
  • After Speeding Driver Strikes Pole, Officers Rescue 3 From the Burning Wreck (Tribune)
  • Secretary of State Looking Into the Possibility of Electronic Driver’s Licenses (Illinois Policy)
  • Need for Road Salt Melts Rauner’s Resolve to Not Spend Money Without Budget Deal (Sun-Times)
  • What Would Chicago Be Like if We Got Rid of All the Expressways? (BT&C)
  • Biking West Out of the Loop Just Got Safer & Easier — New Stoplight at Fulton/Halsted (DNA)
  • Wicker Park Bystanders Knock Chrome Messenger Bag Thief From Here to Timbuk2 (DNA)

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  • Anne A

    Thanks for sharing the good news about the new stoplight at Halsted and Fulton.

    I’ve got a bit of good news to share with you. The other night I noticed an installation in progress that was a nice surprise: concrete barrier protection for the bike lanes along 31st St. between King Dr. and the Dan Ryan. Thank you CDOT!

  • Using installed in-ground barriers, or drop-in (Jersey) barriers?

  • The new stoplight at Halsted Street and Fulton Market is great because Fulton is a superior westbound bike route to Lake Street and Hubbard Street (although Kinzie is a good way to past Halsted, by going under it, and then turning south on Green for Fulton, or north on Green for Hubbard).

  • Lyft Line carpool can be a money saver, and you might not always travel with a stranger to get the discount! When I used it in Austin this year the app failed to find a companion passenger after 1-2 minutes so I got to travel at the lower fare, as if there was a companion passenger.