Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 17

  • Tribune editorial voices support for the Dickens Greenway proposal
  • Tribune’s Rex Huppke: “Bicyclists should be shamed into wearing helmets”
  • Hit-and-run driver killed man, 43, at 19 E. Ohio early Monday morning (Tribune)
  • Driver critically injured female jogger, 65, crossing LSD near Buckingham Fountain (Sun-Times)
  • Local advocates met with DC politicians to lobby for safe, complete streets (Active Trans)
  • Active Trans discusses Luann Hamilton’s long career promoting sustainable transportation at CDOT
  • Elgin Metra bridge projects are half-finished, despite heavy rains, endangered mussels (Herald)
  • Cosmic Cycles owner Justyna Frank ponders the relationship between fear, cycling, and selling bikes
  • Safe cycling workshop 6 PM tonight at Roscoe Village Pub, 2159 W. Addison
  • UIC forum on autonomous vehicles this Thursday at 750 S. Halsted
  • Community meeting on Leland Greenway on 9/24 at DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western (Active Trans)

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

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago