Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 27

  • Bucktown Neighborhood Greenways May Include Traffic Circles, Bumpouts (DNA)
  • BRT Proposed for Nearby Gary, Indiana (Active Trans)
  • CTA May Cut Service on #10 Bus Since Science Museum Is Pulling Funding (DNA)
  • 2 Suspects Charged With Felonies for Attacking 19-Year-Old Woman on Blue Line (NBC)
  • Train/Car Crash at Brown Line’s Rockwell Station, No Serious Injuries (Tribune)
  • When Brown Line Trains Make At-Grade Crossings, They’re Dangerously Quiet (DNA)
  • DUI Crackdown in Albany Park This Weekend (DNA)
  • UIC Study Is a 1st Step in Creating “Level of Service” for Ped/Bike Infrastructure (Next City)
  • Check Out This Commute Visualization Map of Cook County (Chicagoist)
  • An Update on Bloomingdale Trail Etiquette Tips (DNA)
  • The Chainlink Seeks Ambassadors to Help Promote the Cyclists’ Social Networking Site
  • Slow Roll Leads The Recyclery Ride, Wednesday 6/1, 6:30, Leaving From 7628 N. Paulina

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