Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 10

  • Ride-Share Fee Will Fund $180 in CTA Infra Upgradess, Including Track, Signal Upgrades (Sun-Times)
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse and Other Non-Index Crime Is up on the CTA in Chicago (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Slams Proposal to Fine Pedestrians for “Distracted Walking” (ATASun-Times)
  • Burke Also Wants a City Task Force on Preventing Vehicle Attacks (Tribune)
  • 3 Police Officers Injured in Brighton Park Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Riders Discuss Impending Service Cuts, Possible Fare Hike (Daily Herald)
  • Evanston Apartment Owner: New PBL on Chicago Ave. Is a “Safety Hazard” (Evanston Now)
  • Metra Hosts On-Board Donation Drive for Greater Chicago Food Depository (NW Herald)

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  • Random_Jerk

    I guess walking straight into the road is not a safety hazard…
    Also, why can’t we have concrete dividers like that in Chicago? I think they are much better than the wimpy plastic bollards and would be more effective in keeping people from parking in the bike lane.

  • rwy

    The divider is good at preventing cars from parking in the bike lane. Unfortunately the divider ends just be before Lincoln Ave. Yesterday I nearly got into a headon collision with an Uber driver.

  • ardecila

    I don’t think it’s necessary to take umbrage at the statement from Evanston Place’s management company. They rightly recognize that the current situation, with a weird suburban style streetscape, is hazardous. I don’t think they’re blaming the installation of the bike lane so much as accepting that their own building was poorly designed and extremely inflexible in the strange way that it meets the street.

    Even before the bike lane went in, I hated walking down this block to my parked car because there was an uncomfortable grassy slope separating the sidewalk from the curb.