In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes about transportation and other topics for additional local publications. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and ‘L’ train.
Protected bike lanes are coming to Dearborn, Clark, and – maybe someday – Wells on Near North Side
Dearborn is getting northbound PBLs north of Kinzie, and Clark is getting southbound ones, but Wells Street will have to wait.
Check it out: Now it’s safer to get on and off the 312 RiverRun from Belmont Avenue
One of the coolest new things on the on-street route is the treatment of Belmont near and over the Chicago River, by the southern trailhead of the north-south path.
Who’s to blame for the killing of a man on the sidewalk after two drivers crashed in West Ridge?
The police statement and crash report provide different accounts of which driver should have yielded, but a 6-lane street layout may have also played a role in the tragedy.
Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 19
Thanks to lobbying by advocates, CDOT boosts the PBL mileage for Lincoln Avenue Streetscape
Granted, CDOT originally only planned to build a single block of bike lanes, but a little over half a mile is still an improvement.
Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 18
Take a virtual ride on the new Leavitt Street Greenway
The route is partially finished between Diversey Parkway and Montrose Avenue, and it will soon extend to Berwyn Avenue.