James Porter Recent Posts CDOT says Divvy expansion is finally happening, almost a year behind schedule By John Greenfield and James Porter | Jul 16, 2020 | No Comments The expansion will include 66 new stations and 3,500 additional bikes, including a mix of blue standard Divvy cycles and black electric bikes. Learn all-season cycling skills at tomorrow’s Bike Winter 20th anniversary celebration By James Porter | Dec 3, 2019 | No Comments The Bike Winter organization, which promotes cold-weather pedaling, is kicking off a new era with presentations on how to get the most out of your bike this winter. Far South Siders Weigh in on the New Electric Divvy Bikes at We Keep You Rollin’s Ride By James Porter | Jul 29, 2019 | 3 Comments Riverdale residents say they hope that Divvy bikes become as ubiquitous on the Far South Side as in more privileged parts of town. The Roll N Peace Ride Spread a Message of Unity in Englewood By James Porter | Jun 17, 2019 | 1 Comment Dozens of people turned out for a ride that highlighted the positive aspects of the South Side community. Transportation Experts Discuss the Challenges Chicago Will Face in the Next 30 Years By James Porter | May 6, 2019 | 16 Comments They say land use and traffic safety issues are increasingly urgent concerns as we attempt to plan a safer, more, efficient, and more equitable future transportation system. My Experiences as a Black Man Navigating the Streets of Chicago By James Porter | Apr 19, 2019 | 4 Comments Streetsblog reporter James Porter, the son of a policeman, discusses how police profiling has affected his travels through the city. Eyes on the Street: Checking in on the 95th Street Station Rehab By James Porter and John Greenfield | Aug 24, 2018 | 1 Comment Transit riders weigh in on the current state of the the station, the final design, and plans for public art. How to Make Sure the Englewood Line Trail Is a Real Asset for the Community By James Porter | May 8, 2018 | 10 Comments Anton Seals from Grow Greater Englewood discusses the importance of respecting the neighborhood's history, and learning from the mistakes of The 606. Youth Organization Founder Jahmal Cole Said CTA Should Be Free By James Porter | Mar 16, 2018 | 45 Comments "Out of all the big ideas," said Cole, "I think it should be free, and it should be extended. New DePaul Report Takes a Deep Dive Into Divvy Data By James Porter | Dec 20, 2017 | 6 Comments The study focuses on use patterns in outlying neighborhoods, Oak Park and Evanston.