Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 21

  • Active Trans Heralds Chicago’s #1 Ranking in Bicycling Magazine
  • Why Won’t the Tribune Run Active Trans Letter Debunking Their Latest Anti-Bike Op-Ed?
  • Go Bronzeville’s Ronnie Harris Discusses Efforts to Improve Ped Safety With WBEZ
  • CTA Plans to Have Security Guard With Dog Patrol Red Line’s Belmont Stop (DNA)
  • Renting a Car in Chicago Involves Extra Hassles for Young Adults (RedEye)
  • Lots of Lane Closures on Lake Shore Drive This Month (DNA)
  • Cubs’ Ben Zobrist Rode His Bike to Saturday’s Game in Full Uniform (NBC)
  • This Saturday Families Invited to Camp on The 606 for Free, With Tents Provided (DNA)

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Quinn Talks Good Game On Active Transportation, But Does He Deliver?

Governor Pat Quinn, who is up for re-election next week, shared warm words about sustainable transportation with the Active Transportation Alliance in response to their candidate questionnaire [PDF]. His words haven’t always been matched by actions from his five-year-old administration — but unlike opponent Bruce Rauner, at least he’s talking to advocates. Quinn’s written response stated […]

Active Trans Launches a New Crusade Against Dangerous Intersections

The Active Transportation Alliance was instrumental in creating the Transit Future campaign, with the goal of creating a dedicated funding source for regional transit. Now they’re also pushing for dedicated funding for pedestrian infrastructure, while raising awareness of Chicagoland’s many hazardous intersections, with their new Safe Crossings initiative. “It’s really important that we recognize the […]

Today’s Headlines

Residents Want Speed Table Crosswalks at Palmer Square Park (DNA) Construction Begins on Rogers Park’s “Lakefront Car Tower” (DNA) John Krause Proposes a Light Rail Line for Lake Shore Drive (BWLP) Teen Driver Fleeing Police Injures 6 on Near West Side (Tribune) Drunk, Unlicensed Driver Breaks Woman’s Leg in Geneva (Suburban Life) Police Staging DUI […]