Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 30

  • Waymond Smith: CPD’s Racially Biased Bike Ticketing Influenced My Decision to Leave Chicago (Defender)
  • Active Trans Releases “Suburban Bikeways for All” Report on Current State of Biking in the ‘Burbs
  • Wired: The O’Hare Express Is a Dumb Idea; Getting Elon Musk Involved Would Make It Dumber
  • DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 2015 Englewood Hit-and-Run That Killed 1, Injured 12 (CBS)
  • Lawsuit Blames Bars for Man’s DUI Crash Death After Metra Pub Crawl (Tribune)
  • A List of State Road Projects That Will Stop If There’s No Budget (DNA)
  • 115th Street Metra Station, Damaged by Fire, Will Be Razed Today (DNA)
  • North Ave. Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Closed for Lakefront Trail Separation Work (Tribune)
  • July Events on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)
  • Third Public Meeting on North LSD Rehab on July 12, 4-7 PM at 2250 N. Sheffield

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  • Anne A

    We can’t afford to keep losing black residents and activists who care about their communities and the city as a whole. I hope that CPD, CDOT and other city agencies are serious about being sensitive to community needs with respect to Vision Zero and other programs aimed at improving quality of life.

  • Jeremy

    There is no greater concentration of pedestrians and cars on a daily basis than in the Loop between 4:00 and 6:00. There are no police officers or other city employees working to make pedestrians safer during that time.

    The city is doing nothing to make Vision Zero a reality. State laws (regarding photo enforcement of laws and requiring police to appear in court to certify tickets) aren’t helping, but I don’t hear about legislators from Chicago trying to get that changed.

    The press conferences and photo opportunities regarding Vision Zero are over. Therefore, Rahm Emanuel is no longer interested.