Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 21

  • MPC’s Marisa Novara, a leading eTOD advocate, Appointed Housing Chief (WBEZ)
  • RTA’s Kirk Dillard: State Capital Bill Needs to Give a Bigger Slice of the Pie to Transit (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Offers New Schedule on BNSF Line to Address Crowding (Tribune)
  • What’s Your Transportation Wish List for the New Administration? (The Chainlink)
  • Police: 11 Injured, 2 Critically, After Turning SUV Driver Failed to Yield to CTA Bus (Sun-Times)
  • Social Media Tracks Down Tuxedo-Wearing Good Samaritan Who Aided Crash Victim (NBC)
  • Metra Hires Firm to Extend BNSF Extension Into Kendall County (Tribune)
  • NACTO Cites Chicago’s Washington/Franklin Intersection as a Best Practice (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Cyclist and Squirrel Attack Survivor Ald. Brooks Will Chair the Transportation Committee (Block Club)
  • Naperville Sun Reporter Erin Hegarty Tries Commuting 30 Miles From Chicago to Naperville
  • Glencoe Holds a Bike Safety Rodeo (Tribune)
  • Here’s the Skinny on Bike the Drive on May 26 (Tribune)

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  • planetshwoop

    I am not a fan of the Franklin/Washington station. For peds, yes, the shorter crossing distances are good. But since the paint/zebra striping doesn’t extend into the bike lane, cars turning right pull just up to where the peds are, blocking the bike lane OR making it really dangerous; as a cyclist you have to kind of wave and yell because the cars aren’t looking for you, they are looking at the peds in their way. Better than your average 4 way, sure, but not a design to emulate without some modifications.

  • Tooscrapps

    Monroe is a perfect street for a shared/ped street from Canal to State. It’s right between the two commuter stations and sees lots of pedestrian traffic.

    There are only two garages that need access to Monroe, which could be solved by half block limited drives from the N/S streets and one hotel that could be accessed via a one-way limited drive for the entire block.

  • David P.

    I had a work thing in Naperville last Thursday – took the train out with my bike – and rode home back to the NW side instead of taking the train to the Loop, since it was such a nice day. Most pleasant commute I’ve had in ages!

  • Quincy Wagstaff

    I’m was surprised when she said she gets at least five flats every summer and didn’t have the means to fix hers. I can’t imagine riding around here without spare tubes and a pump and certainly not on a 30 mile trip to work.

  • rwy

    5 flats in a year? Bad luck?