Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 10

  • After Trucker Killed Cyclist, Bike Advocates Call for More Side Guards (Sun-Times)
  • …Others Blame the Tragedy on Bottleneck Caused by Construction Site (CBS)
  • Driver Who Fatally Struck Lorenzo Bryant, 37, Wanted on Homicide Charges (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Releases Recommendations for Fixing Logan/Western
  • Curbed Checks Out the Car2Go Pilot
  • Fast Facts About the CTA (CBS)
  • Active Trans‘ Boulevard Lakefront Tour Is This Sunday

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