Today’s Headlines for Monday July 24

  • After 16 Suicides This Year, Metra Announces New Prevention Effort (Tribune)
  • Unlicensed Van Driver Killed Carlos Hernandez, 45, in Little Village (Tribune)
  • Driver Strikes 2 Pedestrians in Alsip, Killing Matthew O’Callaghan, 64 (NBC)
  • Video (Warning: Graphic) of Cyclist, 32, Critically Injured at Roosevelt/Halsted (DNA)
  • Scheinfeld Discusses Traffic Management Strategy for Pedestrianizing Cornell Drive (DNA)
  • A Roundup of Recent and Upcoming Bikeways (Active Trans)
  • The Tribune Looks at How the RTA’s Paratransit System Functions
  • CBCAC Gets $40K to Make Chinatown More Pedestrian Friendly (DNA)
  • Active Trans: We Hope Lyft’s New Shuttle Service Doesn’t Compete With CTA (DNA)
  • 3 recent Robberies of Cyclists on the West End of the Bloomingdale Trail (DNA)
  • How Will We Fund a Citywide Riverfront Trail? (Active Trans)
  • Homeowner’s Association Donates 1/4-Mile Stretch of Land for Riverfront Bike Trail (DNA)

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  • Jacob Wilson

    From the DNA comments on the video of the cyclist crash:


    “I cheer every time a biker is run over. Hopefully you idiots will take the
    CTA, move back to MIchigan or die.”

    Be careful out there, these are the people we share the streets with.

  • johnaustingreenfield
  • rwy

    The DNA link about the robberies goes to the wrong article.

    I think you should have linked to the article about the bike trail being intentionally built in a place that will flood after heavy rain.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Fixed, thanks.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Always sound advice, although I suspect a lot of these posters are the socially awkward types who never leave their parents’ basement.

  • planetshwoop

    The new trail is great. I’m pretty excited that I’ll be able to get to the Metra without having to navigate Cicero and some other stuff.

    It’s pretty common for many of the trails to flood from time to time. The desplaines goes under the roads (mostly) and floods a fair amount. The trail directly adjacent to the Forest Preserve, Gompers Park, floods fairly often under heavy rain too.

    But as one of the comments suggested — the wayfinding really needs some help. If it is flooded, you do have to know where you’re going to get around the flooding. And getting to/from the path needs some help too. I’ve seen an uptick in cyclists on Foster, which is bad.

  • Jared Kachelmeyer

    I just rode right through it (after watching someone else do so). I’m not sure what the detour would be other than to go back to Foster and take that to Cicero.