Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 26

  • Woodstock Institute: How Chicago Ticketing Practices Unfairly Burden Communities of Color
  • Phleger to Lead Anti-Violence Rally That Will Take Over Park of Dan Ryan on 7/7 (Tribune)
  • What Can Chicago Learn From NYC on Pedestrian Safety (WBEZ)
  • Union Station’s Glass-Box Expansion Is Reminiscent of the Soldier Field Add-on (Crain’s)
  • Active Trans Provides More Details About Its Position on Dockless Scooters
  • Construction Underway on Logan Square’s LGBT-Friendly Affordable TOD (Block Club)
  • New Approach to Dispersing O’Hare Noise Could Spell Nighttime Relief (Herald)
  • What’s It Like to Be a CTA Rail Operator? (WBEZ)
  • Pedaling the LFT and 606 Are Among the Most “Chicago” Things to Do in the City (Thrillist)
  • Gentlemen: Please Avoid “Man-Shoaling” Women in Bike Lanes (The Chainlink)
  • South Side Critical Mass House Music Ride to Summer Dance on Friday 7/6

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  • FlamingoFresh

    One of the big takeaways from the WBEX podcast is that New York City is making an effort to reduce traffic fatalities compared to Chicago. Actions (and money) speak louder than words. Lowering the city speed limit from 30 to 25 was important but enforcing it on a regular basis is what makes it effective.

  • rohmen

    Not that it undercuts the WBEZ podcast (which I haven’t been able to listen to yet), but it sounds like NYC still has a long way to go itself, and this isn’t the only story I’ve read talking about NYPD being absolutely awful following cyclist/pedestrian fatalities: https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2018/03/12/nyc-motorists-injured-1166-pedestrians-and-cyclists-in-january-and-killed-eight/

  • Jeff Carlson

    I was at the Union Station development meeting. Esthetics aside, the developers have not adequately addressed the added traffic congestion, which will only make the current problem worse. On Adams, between Canal and Clinton, there would be a hotel drop-off zone on the south side of the street and a ride share pick-up zone on the north side of Adams. There is no way that congested arterial to the Kennedy can handle that squeeze. They also propose a mid-block crosswalk at Quincy that would intersect the Clinton Bike Lane. They appeared to have given little thought to bike traffic and parking, though two people in the audience brought it up.

  • planetshwoop

    I had the same thought. It feels as though some thought should be give to eliminating some passenger vehicles unless its drop-off/pick-up or a taxi area, not to mention how all of that interacts with the bike lanes that were just added. More planning is definitely called for to safely accomodate bikes/peds.