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.
Sadly, Allen won't have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the life she fought so hard for, due to the recklessness and cowardice of a driver who didn't even have the decency to take responsibility for his actions.
Launching a free fares pilot for schoolchildren would be a great way to start improving transportation equity in Chicago, helping us catch up with peer cities that are way ahead of us in that department.
Surely we shouldn't have to wait that long after a senior is killed for the city to fix an intersection. And it would be far better to make safety upgrades to pedestrian crossings before tragedy strikes.