Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 16

  • Victim of Cragin Hit-and-Run Identified as Longtime Local Florist Alberto Zavala (ABC)
  • Blue Line Trains Delayed by Anti-Theft Device Thrown on the Tracks at Logan (Tribune)
  • 606 & Low Line Proposal Counted as 2 of 9 “Linear Parks That Transformed Cities” (Curbed)
  • A Roundup of Recently Installed Public Art (Curbed)
  • Groups Are Using Active Trans Grants to Stage Bike Week Events Around the City
  • Bike to Work Rally This Wednesday 7/18, 5-7 PM in Daley Plaza (Active Trans)
  • Divvy Will Be Offering Free Rides All Day on Saturday, July 21, Sponsored by Noosa

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