In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes the transportation column for the Chicago Reader weekly paper. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and 'L' train.
Thanks in part to Streetsblog's advocacy on the issue, Alderman Reilly never followed through on his threat to ban cycling on the promenade, and the city is looking at ways to accommodate biking. Now the no biking signs need to come down.
While the new advisory focuses on parking in fire lanes and emergency exits, as well as parking placard abuse, the IG's office says it's also interested in sidewalk, crosswalk, and bike lane violations.
The total number of tickets written city wide has dropped almost 50 percent since 2016, according to a new Chicago Tribune report. But Black neighborhoods still see more than 50 percent of the citations.