Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 13

  • More Coverage of Chicago’s Vision Zero Plan Release (Tribune, Sun-Times, FoxActive Trans, Chicagoist)
  • 8 Injured, Including Teens, in Roseland School Bus / Motorcycle Crash (NBC)
  • Teen Robbed in South Loop Was 3rd Cyclist Attacked in the Neighborhood in About a Week (ABC)
  • West Town Plan Floats Idea of a 4-to-3 Conversion Road Diet With Bike Lanes on Chicago Ave. (DNA)
  • Construction on Archer Has Negatively Impacted the Bike Lanes (The Chainlink)
  • A Look at River North’s Construction Boom (Curbed)
  • TOD Next to the Southport Station With 9 Units, 3 Spaces Ready to Rise (Curbed)
  • Proposal to Name a New Park After Berny Stone — Next to the Bike Bridge He Blocked as Alderman (DNA)
  • Video: The Final Run of Chicago’s Last Streetcar in the 1950s (DNA)

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  • ardecila

    I like the idea of road-dieting Chicago Ave, but why not put in bus lanes as per the city’s first (Daley-era) flirtation with BRT? There’s already a continuous bike lane on Augusta, and lots of good potential for a low-stress neighborhood greenway on Huron or Erie.

    Chicago is a massively popular bus route, and from the lakefront to Grand it’s lined with a walkable, intact and bustling commercial district. That’s 4.5 miles long, and often with congested intersections where a bus lane could really improve the commutes for many.

  • Yeah if we can’t have both on important arterials I favor dedicated bus lanes. Ashland and Western are already recognized candidates for BRT. Yet what is needed is a frequent rapid grid which requires EW arterials as well. Chicago, North and Irving for starters for example.

  • planetshwoop

    The Stone Park Bike Bridge might throw some of the retail in the mall by it a lifeline. The movie theater is being converted to storage (at a Navy Pier Flyover pace) and most of the storefronts are empty and dilapidated. Making it easier for peds/bikers to come might jumpstart the area, in what is a very car-focused corridor. The MASSIVE Home Depot parking lot kind of kills the ability to do anything there.