Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 2

  • Today’s Anti-Violence March May Take Over All Lanes of North LSD (Tribune)
  • 4 Years After Construction Began, Navy Pier Flyover Is Nowhere Near Finished (CBS)
  • Cook County Funds Bike/Walk/Transit Priorities (Active Trans)
  • Motorist Consuelo Pina, 18, Died in a Crash in Elgin Saturday (ABC)
  • Northbrook Formalizes Bike and Pedestrian Plan (Tribune)
  • Libertyville Approves Down Metra Station Bids, Working on Temporary Site (Tribune)
  • How to Get to Lollapalooza Without a Car (Sun-Times)

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  • Random_Jerk

    Flyover is a joke. Meanwhile, underpass is so crowded, people are spilling into a roadway. Sooner or later someone will get hurt. What happened to the temporary solution of punting a bike lane on a lower LSD?

  • Chicagoan

    NYT has a great piece on the Riverwalk:

  • Tooscrapps

    Pushed it to the winter. Ya know, peak time for the LFT.

  • Cameron Puetz

    Does anyone actually believe that flyover location will wrap up next year like the article stated?

  • Carter O’Brien

    My problem with temporary solutions is they often either become permanent, a la the “temporary” music venue at Northerly Island, or become an excuse not to address the more permanent fix. This is too high profile to be ignored, so it is going to get completed, even if the delays are inexcusable at this point.