Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 19

  • $1.5M Settlement for Family of Girl Who Was Struck by a CTA Bus Driver (Tribune)
  • Trains Rerouted After Man Found Dead on ‘L’ Car Near Howard (Sun-Times)
  • What Effect Would Legalizing Marijuana Have on Illinois Traffic Safety? (Reader)
  • City Council Approves Tripling the Fine for Downtown Double Parking to $300 (Tribune)
  • NW Suburban Cary Will Get a New $2.4M Metra Station (Tribune)
  • An Update on Active Trans’ Advocacy to Create the Chicago River Trail
  • Drivers Say Winter Parking Ban Is a Money Grab but It May Be a Money Loser (WBEZ)Banner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter
  • planetshwoop

    Link for the story about the Cary station is broken — points to the Sun-Times article.

  • planetshwoop

    Rather than increase the fines on loitering cars downtown, they should move to create more of the “shared street” concept like on Argyle. Because, realistically, that’s what the Loop is really like. Bikes, buses, jaywalking, cars pulled over, cabs, etc. etc.

    The existing street treament implies that it’s normal and a good idea to have 3 lanes of clear, unimpeded access down Clark St. Or you should be able to zoom right down Adams.

    A different answer would be to dramatically lower the speed limits and street design in the loop to 20mph, and decrease some of the street lanes to allow for pull-over spaces. It’s going to happen — why try to penalize people so badly for it? Wouldn’t it be better to begin to modify the design to allow for some of this to happen, the way they have with bike lanes?

  • Random_Jerk

    I think that would be a great idea.