Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 11

  • How walkable is Chicago? A new inventory of sidewalks maps the gaps (Curbed)
  • Uber CEO discusses Chicago presence, whines complains about the Divvy/Lyft deal to WTTW
  • Police looking for hit-and-run driver who killed male pedestrian, 53, in Waukegan (Sun-Times)
  • Driver charged with hit-and-run for death of male motorcyclist in Crystal Lake (CBS)
  • 5 injured, including 3 children, when driver makes a left without yielding in Lawndale (Sun-Times)
  • Boy, 16, shot in his shoulder while biking in East Garfield Park (Sun-Times)
  • Happy hour with the 2020 Transport Chicago steering committee 9/18, 5:30 at Haymarket Brewing

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

  • rohmen

    I Think there were a lot of legit reasons it made sense for Chicago to go with an exclusive contract with Lyft with respect to dockless bikes, BUT it’s interesting what happened in San Francisco (i.e., Lyft sued SF and claimed the prior docked bike deal meant exclusivity continued for dockless), and I do wonder if Chicago’s hand was forced/led a bit under similar threats of litigation. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out in the suit if it moves forward at all.