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Will Blackline Buses Be a Threat or a Complement to the CTA?

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A new bus company called Blackline will offer upscale, express commuter service that will compete with the CTA. It remains to be seen whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing for local transit. As reported in Crain’s Friday, Blackline will be running “luxury buses” between Belmont/Sheridan in Lakeview and three stops in the […]

Does Montrose Beach Really Need So Much Car Parking?

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In the wake of a melee at Montrose Beach last Sunday — the latest in a series of violent incidents — 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman proposed an intriguing strategy for preventing violence: reduce the number of parking spots at the beach. On Sunday afternoon, a large group of people gathered at Montrose for an […]

Walgreens: A Safe Pedestrian Design “Doesn’t Work For Us”

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Streetsblog Chicago will not be publishing Monday.  Numerous neighborhood groups joined Albany Park Neighbors at a community development meeting on Wednesday night to demand more walkable design from Walgreens, which wants to open an outlet at Lawrence and Kimball. Walgreens wants their new store to have a surface parking lot and curb cut on a […]