Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 19

  • An Update on the Chicago Riverwalk Project & Cleanup of the River (Chicago Reader)
  • Metra Restarts Work on Extending Service to Kendall County (Tribune)
  • Police: Gold Coast Road Rage Shooting Leaves 2 People Injured (DNA)
  • Chainlink Members Discuss Last Night’s Ride of Silence Memorial to Fallen Cyclists
  • Active Trans Wraps Up 2-Week Bike Ed Class for High School Students
  • Multiple Incidents on CTA Tracks Caused Delays on Yesterday’s Evening Commute (NBC)
  • Noise Wall Proposed for the Stevenson Expressway in the 11th Ward (DNA)
  • Summer by Rail Train & Biker Blogger Praises Chicago Cycling Infrastructure
  • Summer by Rail Also Checked Out the Transit Center and Bikeways in Normal, Illinois
  • Chicago’s Becoming More Like Amsterdam: People Are Throwing Bikes in Our Waterways (DNA)
  • Active Trans’ Clare McDermott Discusses Their Upcoming Bike the Drive Ride (WGN)

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