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John Greenfield

In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes about transportation and other topics for additional local publications. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and ‘L’ train.

Some good news about Clark Street, for a change: A protected bike lane is on the way

CDOT has started constructing pedestrian islands that will double as protection for the new Clark bike lane between Oak Street and Grand Avenue.

June 3, 2024

No longer car-free, the new Clark Extended Outdoor Dining district is a lot less appetizing

Local alder Brendan Reilly (42nd) encourages fans of the former pedestrianized restaurant zone to bend Mayor Johnson's ear on the issue.

May 31, 2024

Miracle on Ashland Avenue: Despite past pushback from neighbors, bus line will be extended north to Ravenswood Metra

The route will run for about a mile north of Irving, opening up new commuting options and making it easier to access more jobs and businesses.

May 28, 2024

Western Avenue alders revived Chicago’s BRT dream. How can we stop NIMBYs from killing it again?

We've been down this road before. But the chief of staff for Ald. Matt Martin (47th), a leader of the new campaign, says times have changed since the Ashland BRT proposal was shelved.

May 23, 2024