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.
Great news! Once again loyal Streetsblog Chicago backer The Chicago Community Trust, the community foundation for the region, is doubling down on their commitment, offering us a $50,000 challenge grant.
In the first week of Chicago's scooter pilot, scooters were reportedly used as an assault weapon and to vandalize a car. Scooter riders were also injured in run-ins with motorists, potholes, and an angry bicyclist.