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CDOT is extending Avondale’s popular Belmont protected bike lanes west to Milwaukee

New PBLs, crosswalks, sidewalk extensions, and island bus stops will be installed on a 0.6-mile stretch of Belmont between Milwaukee and Kimball.

May 17, 2024

Mayor Johnson honors CPS traffic management workers on Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

The four awardees from across the city includes crossing guards from the Logan Square, Gage Park, Washington Park, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.

May 15, 2024

Livin’ on a prayer: Pastor Ira Acree seems destined for the RTA board, although he knows little about transit, barely uses it

Acree admitted to a City Council committee that he usually drives, feels uncomfortable critiquing Dorval Carter, and had never heard of the region's looming $730M transit shortfall before.

They can drive 25: At committee meeting residents, panelist support lowering Chicago’s default speed limit

While there's no ordinance yet, the next steps are to draft one, take a committee vote and, if it passes, put it before the full City Council.

May 2, 2024

State legislators pushing to merge CTA, Pace, and Metra into one agency spoke at Transit Town Hall

State Sen. Ram Villivalam, (D-8th) and state Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado (D-3rd), as well as Graciela Guzmán, a Democratic senate nominee, addressed the crowd of transit advocates.

April 30, 2024

Equiticity and ATA: Passing a 25 mph speed limit should be combined with street redesigns that calm traffic

Equiticity, a mobility justice nonprofit, says the new speed limit shouldn't involve increased enforcement, which it says would disproportionately impact drivers of color

April 29, 2024

Communities United: Reports of Bikes N’ Roses’ death have been greatly exaggerated

According to the nonprofit shop's parent organization, BNR has paused its retail component, but is still doing after-school programming and looking for new staff.

47th Ward Touts Bike/Ped Infra and New Projects at Community Meeting

Ward celebrates improvements on Irving Park and around schools. Next up: Leland Greenway.

April 11, 2024

Leaders celebrated for commitment to public transit and pedestrian safety at annual Movers & Shakers Ball

1st Ward Ald. Daniel La Spata, Metra CEO James M. Derwinski, and 7th District Illinois State Senator Mike Simmons were honored at the event.

April 8, 2024

A bridge too far? CDOT plans to include precast curb-lined bike lanes on the new Western span, but advocates want more robust protection

This part of South Western is part of a marked bicycle route, so advocates say the current plan would be a missed opportunity to greatly improve bike safety.

April 4, 2024