Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 8

  • Reps From Active Trans, CMAP, and Planetarium Discuss Commuter Challenge (WBEZ)
  • Homeless Advocates Say They’ll Keep Fighting for the Right to Camp on City Streets (Reader)
  • Chicago’s Most Famous Urban Planner Now Has His Own Musical (Sun-Times)
  • Pranksters Place a Single LimeBike in Every Parking Spot at Their Rockford School (RRStar)
  • A Guide to This Saturday Night’s World Naked Bike Ride (Tribune)
  • The Bike Week Rally Is an Evening Event This Year, Thursday 6/21 5 PM at Daley Plaza
  • Active Trans Celebrates Lakefront Trail Separation 6/28 at Theater on the Lake

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  • rohmen

    I’d like to view myself as someone that cares and is empathetic to homelessness issue, and I understand it’s not just as simple as saying “let them just use the shelters” since there are various reasons (and not just substance dependency issues) that keep people from using them. That said, I’d really prefer tent encampments didn’t exist on public sidewalks under viaducts (or period).

    Vacant lots, designated areas in parks, etc. I could get behind, but the tent encampments I’ve seen often make sidewalks in that area hard to navigate, and I think unfairly limits public access to a necessary right-of-way. It’s just not a simple issue in the end.

  • JeBuS

    I’d bet $100 that the Theater on the Lake event is going to turn the Fullerton roundabout, sidewalks, and trail into a parking lot for vehicles.

    Every other event there does.