Back in July, the Chicago Department of Transportation launched the “Divvy for Everyone” equity program, offering $5 bike-share memberships to low-income Chicagoans. Now they’re trying a social experiment that will answer the question, what if Divvy was, almost literally, for everyone? Thanks to sponsorship from T-Mobile, Divvy will be offering free rides for 24-periods on […]
The announcement that, starting Labor Day weekend, six bus lines on the South Sides will offer more frequent and/or extended service, appears to be good news for transit riders in underserved neighborhoods. The service improvements will be paid for out of the CTAs operating budget. Mayor Rahm Emauel and CTA president Dorval Carter, Jr. heralded […]
“I appreciate how hard you guys work to get the story right – I know it’s not always an easy job. You have really helped people understand the importance of trails and open space.” — Beth White, manager of The 606 / Bloomingdale Trail project “Streetsblog does an incredible job of highlighting policy, planning, and […]
Thanks again to all the generous Streetsblog Chicago readers who recently came out of the woodwork to contribute to our latest funding campaign. You helped us raise more than $50,000, which won us the $25,000 challenge grant from The Chicago Community Trust. Thanks also to all the local businesses that helped us reach the funding […]
It’s almost starting to feel like Bicycling magazine naming Chicago as the nation’s best bike city last week has turned into a curse. In the two weeks since that announcement on Monday, September 19, the region has seen the following bike fatalities and crashes with injuries requiring hospitalization: On Monday, September 19, around 2 p.m. […]
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