Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 1

  • After Virginia Murray’s Death, National Advocates Call for Safer Bike Infrastructure (Bicycling)
  • Driver Injures 2 Pedestrians, Crashes Into Gold Coast Bar (NBC)
  • Speeding Driver Who Ignored Speed Bump Near School Flipped His Car (DNA)
  • Husband of Fallen Cyclist: Trail Crossing Beacon Provided False Sense of Security (Herald)
  • $66M Road Project Will Include Triple Left-Turn Lanes for “Future Capacity” (Herald)
  • City Breaks Ground on Separated Paths on South Lakefront Trail (Tribune)
  • Fear of Low-Income Units Helps Sideline Edison Park Anti-TOD (DNA)
  • Plan for First Metra-Friendly TOD on Hold Due to Fears of a Parking Crunch (DNA)
  • Lakeside” Development Dream is Dead — South Works Site Will Be Sold in 4 Parcels (DNA)
  • Sun-Times Endorses Bill for Automatic Voter Registration at DMVs
  • Milwaukee Alderman: Chicago’s LSD “Ruined Connection” Between City & Lakefront” (Newcity)
  • City Lab Looks at the Big Marsh Bike Park Project

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  • planetshwoop

    ANOTHER VICTORY FOR PARKING! WOO-HOO! Go Edgebrook, you’re leading the way to future. Making downtown more busy, having more people on the train and bus are all terrible ideas. Empty real estate offices are the future. Parking is the future!

  • That’s not a HAWK signal, that’s a “Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon”.

    A HAWK signal actually looks like a traffic light, and in my opinion is more likely to be obeyed as a result.

  • I mean really, nothing says “Eh, stop if you feel like it” like a couple of flashing yellow lights.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    I said it before on the DNA site, but this city is hopeless. Truly hopeless.

  • rohmen

    I grew up in Wisconsin, and love Milwaukee to this day, but that article comes off like a bunch of cheap jabs at Chicago. LSD is bad, but the road that separates downtown and the east side of Milwaukee from the lakefront is really no better. Contrary to how the alderman describes it, it’s a major street that connects the north and east sides to downtown, and sees 35 mph+ traffic. Bit of a pot meet kettle on that point.

    I hate when people talk about Chicago only in terms of how it’s “better” than NY, and that article reads just as poorly in comparing Milwaukee to Chicago.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Here’s a late arrival story on a lawsuit relating to the Divvy rider fatality at Belmont & Sacramento, can’t say I’m surprised:

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/parents-of-divvy-bicyclist-fatally-struck-by-truck-file-lawsuit/

  • johnaustingreenfield

    You’re right, thanks. I’ve edited the headline.

  • Does this alderman not remember there 794 exists? Milwaukee’s lakefront is terrible compared to Chicago’s.