Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 28

  • Rauner Renews Push to Widen I-55, Accuses Madigan of Obstruction (Tribune, Crain’s)
  • CDOT Finds Alternative Funding to Proceed With Stalled 41st St. Ped Bridge (Tribune)
  • DNA looks at MPC’s Report on the Economic Costs of Chicago Segregation
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Crash in Cicero (ABC)
  • Active Trans Looks at the Blaine Klingenberg Bike Fatality Case
  • Crash Survivor Amy Mendelsohn Is Advocating for Pedestrian Safety (Active Trans)
  • North Branch Guidelines Allow for More Density, But There Are No Plans for a Park (DNA)
  • Morgan Streetscape Project Includes, Bumpouts, New Crosswalks, Bike Racks (DNA)
  • This Map of Chicago’s Noisiest Neighborhoods Will Rock You Like a Hurricane (DNA)
  • Sign The Chainlink’s 30 Days of Biking Pledge to Pedal All Month Long
  • Robin Robinson Discusses Police-Community Relations 6 PM Tonight at ChiHackNight
  • High Speed Rail, Autonomous Vehicles to Be Discussed at UIC Lecture Series on March 30

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  • JacobEPeters

    Having gone to multiple of the public meetings about this North Branch Industrial corridor, both this headline & the one used on DNA info are misleading.

    The North Branch guidelines include constraints related to taller construction that can be used as leverage to get parks built as part of new development. The plan also showed riverfront recreational paths (aka parks) and highlighted where new the zoning constraints could lead to riverfront parks.

    There are many parks within a half mile of this corridor, and within the plans presented, multiple opportunities for parks larger than 2 acres. This plan isn’t lacking a framework for open space & recreation.

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