Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 29

  • State Bill Would Legalize Speed Cams in Downstate School Zones (SJR)
  • CDOT Suggests Removing Rush-Hour Parking Controls on Austin to Calm Traffic (DNA)
  • Man Dies 3 Weeks After Marquette Park Hit-and-Run (Sun-Times)
  • Aurora Man Gets 8 Years for Injuring 3 Children While Driving Drunk (Tribune)
  • Enraged Driver Slashes the Face of Paralyzed Man in New Lennox (Tribune)
  • Parolee With Leg in Cast Unsuccessfully Tries to Flee Traffic Crash on Foot (Sun-Times)
  • Pink Line Service to Loop Suspended After Fire Damages Signal House (Tribune)
  • Neighbors: High-Rise on Garage Site N. of Trump Tower Would Be Yuuuge Mistake (Curbed)
  • Yojimbo’s Owner Talks to DNA About Last-Ditch Effort to Save S. Chicago Velodrome
  • Good List of Tips for Newbie Cyclists — Except the WD40 on a Bike Chain Part (Chicagoist)
  • Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council Is Looking for New Community Reps (Chainlink)
  • Active Trans Holds Twitter Forum Tomorrow at 1 to Discuss Safe Routes to School

Get national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • ohsweetnothing

    Someone want to run on the floor and Springfield and scream at the top of your lungs to not fall into the same “school zone” trap that the City did?

  • Roland Solinski

    The story about Austin Ave is interesting. That stretch of Austin doe have parking restrictions, but the neighborhood is low-density and almost nobody parks on Austin at any time of the day. Residents park in garages and visitors generally park on side streets.

    I doubt the removal of parking restrictions will have any effect on safety.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    You’re right, it won’t. But the speeders are losing a lane that you can use to PASS ON THE RIGHT, so be ready for people to scream.

  • Jeremy

    I have donated to the South Chicago Velodrome, so I would like to see it remain open, but it just seems like they will constantly be in fundraising mode. It would be nice if the Park District would take it over and put it on city land somewhere. The city’s skateboard parks and ice rinks are popular; I don’t think a velodrome would be any different.

  • It’s beyond me why drivers think it’s their God-given right to pull to the right suddenly and go around left-turners, when waiting twenty or thirty seconds would solve the problem entirely. They veer unexpectedly into the buffered bike lanes on Elston CONSTANTLY, sometimes nearly taking out cyclists.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    I’m not even talking about going around left turners, which is ok as long as there is no bike lane. I’m talking about straight up passing in the right because you’re going too slow (the speed limit).