Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 6

  • Active Trans: Milwaukee Ave. Plan Isn’t Bold Enough, Doesn’t Address Equity Concerns
  • 2 Adults Killed When Truck Driver Crashes Into School Bus in Central Illinois (Tribune)
  • Police: Carjacker Crashed SUV on the Kennedy , Causing Rush Hour Traffic Jam (Tribune)
  • CTA Approves Insurance to Cover Surgery to Address Employees’ Gender Dysphoria (Sun-Times)
  • City Key IDs Were Created to Help Immigrants, But They Help Others as Well (Block Club)
  • Letter: Snow-Blocked Bikeways Are a Problem in the Suburbs as Well (Tribune)
  • Chainlinkers Commisserate Over the Scourge of Winter Biking “Hat Head”

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  • ohsweetnothing

    I understand the frustration with the dashed lanes concept on Milwaukee, but it feels like Active Trans is making an big assumption about what the Racial Impact study would conclude about CDOT’s proposal. Unless they’re aware of something we aren’t.

    What if the study concludes that making Milwaukee more bike and/or transit oriented will only increase gentrification pressures therefore this project should be delayed until x time or x project is completed? Or something of the sort?

  • planetshwoop

    Cool article from across the Cheddar Curtain about their plans to get commuter rail. Hint: it involves lots of real estate development to pay for it: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2018/12/06/transit-firm-wants-put-commuter-trains-rail-lines-across-milwaukee/2226458002/

  • rohmen

    Agreed. I’d wager an honest “Racial Equity Impact Assessment” might very well come to some interesting conclusions in terms of how street redesign would impact the long-term residents of Logan Square those organizations are talking about.

    I think it’s fair to say both LSNA and LUCHA have both been very critical of the push to add in TOD near the California and Logan Stops, and LSNA has a history of being very anti-density period in LS (often with a focus on increased traffic concerns). Not so sure that their assessment is as likely to back things like protected bikes lanes (and a corresponding reduction of auto-centric design) as Active Trans seems to suggest it would.