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.
This week a City Council committee passed a resolution calling for urgent access on the climate crisis. They should put there money where there mouth is when it comes to reducing driving-related pollution.
Thanks to the magic of traffic evaporation — the phenomenon that when you take away space for drivers, demand tends to go away as well — the lane closure seems to be having no discernible effect on car traffic.