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.
Meanwhile a new Reuters report shows that although Uber claimed it opposed the tax for equity reasons, it quietly raised price on UberPool in Chicago this year, which is disproportionately used by lower-income residents.
Providing lower-income people better access to transit and mobility will contribute to better outcomes for employment, education, health, and public safety, which will safe money for society in the long run.
Although Luellen was the second cyclist killed on Stony Island Avenue in recent years, local alderman Leslie Hairston has doubled down on her resistance to installing protected bike lanes on the street.