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.
Among the 20 new miles of bikeways the Chicago Department of Transportation has planned for 2018, one of the most useful new routes will be the Rogers Park Greenway. It will extend the popular Glenwood Greenway in Uptown and Edgewater by a couple of miles miles and create a low-stress way to visit Evanston, our […]
Update 6/8/18, 12:30 PM: The city’s dockless bike-share permit requirements state, “Vendors are required to submit data to the City’s Department of Transportation… on the 1st of every month, starting on June 1.” However, Dave Reed, the expansion manager for Zagster, which owns Pace, noted that per the city’s more recent instructions to vendors, the first […]
A driver struck and killed Amy Machairas, 58, last Thursday morning, May 31, in Morgan Park, according to authorities. Machairas’ friend Hannah Hayes said that Machairas was making her daily walking commute from her home on the 11300 block of South Washtenaw to the 111th Street station on Metra’s Rock Island Line on the morning […]