Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 22

  • Active Trans: Highway Expansion Moves Jobs Further Away From LMI Neighborhoods (Chicago Reporter)
  • Chicagoist Looks at Slow Roll’s Call to Remove Enforcement From Vision Zero Plan
  • New Plan Says Pullman Needs Divvy, Bike Lanes, and Better Public Transit (DNA)
  • Tribune: IDOT Allowed the Installation of Red Light Cameras at Low-Crash Intersections
  • Iowa Pacific Holdings RR May Throw a Wrench in North Branch Development Plans (Crain’s)
  • Couple Expands Nonprofit Offering to Cover Parking Fees at Hospitals (Tribune)
  • Curbed Checks Out the Architecture of the Chicago Pedway
  • Activation of Chinatown’s Allen Lee Plaza on 9/29 Includes Dance Performance, All-Ages Activities

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  • Carter O’Brien

    The corruption related to the red light camera implementation is just sickening. It continues to erode faith in a practice that could and should be used to reduce accidents and reduce human misery.

  • rwy

    I don’t see how you can protect pedestrians and and cyclists without ticketing drivers for the behaviours that put their safety at risk. Why not create a unit just for traffic enforcement. One that doesn’t carry weapons and can’t search cars or arrest people.

  • Carter O’Brien

    The police appear to have largely given up on at least enforcing distracted driving laws:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-distracted-driving-chicago-police-getting-around-0508-20170507-column.html

    “The number of municipal tickets issued by Chicago police to drivers using their mobile devices has plummeted over the past three years, to 186 in 2016 from 25,884 in 2015 and 45,594 in 2014, according to statistics from the department. Just 24 were issued through April 16 of this year.”

  • planetshwoop

    Fwiw, one of the biggest detriments to police writing more tickets is that they have to go to court. Which they are reluctant to do.