Here’s an update on the Red and Purple Modernization project a year into the projectBy Lisa Phillips | | No Comments
All of the Belmont flyover columns were finished this summer, and temporary stations are being built in Uptown and Edgewater to allow for service as new ones are built.
Residents Discuss Potential Equity Impacts of the Logan Traffic Circle RedesignBy Lisa Phillips | | 9 Comments
Neighbors want to help ensure that the improvements don't accelerate the displacement of longtime residents.
Chris McAuliffe’s “Cycling in Chicago” Details the Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Biking in Our CityBy Lisa Phillips | | 3 Comments
The book includes profiles of some of the key early bike advocacy movements and leaders.
Divvy Threw a Party for its Hardcore Winter RidersBy Lisa Phillips | | 7 Comments
Divvy riders who biked a minimum of 10 rides during February got a party at Emporium in Logan Square last week.
Spruced-Up California Station Reopens After Six-Week ClosureBy Lisa Phillips | | 2 Comments
The freshly renovated California station on the Blue Line’s O’Hare branch reopened today after being closed for six weeks, an interminable wait for locals who rely on the train stop. Originally opened in 1895, the station recently received both structural and cosmetic improvements. These include a larger building footprint, refurbished walls, stairs, and platforms, new […]
“Activate Couch Place” Turns a Humble Passage into a Vibrant “People Alley”By Lisa Phillips | | 2 Comments
Chicago’s 1,900-mile alley system is one of our most important transportation networks and not something to take for granted. In New York City, for example, alleys are scarce. In Chicago neighborhoods, these passageways provide access for shortcuts, garbage collection and the odd pickup basketball game or garage sale. Downtown, they’re useful for garbage, deliveries and […]
Tomorrow at UIC: The Women Bike Chicago ConferenceBy Lisa Phillips | | 7 Comments
Guest contributor Lisa Phillips trained as a journalist and then urban planner, while becoming an almost-daily bicyclist. She has worked at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Department of Transportation, and has volunteered with Cycling Sisters and Bike Winter. If you are a regular cyclist who happens to be female, you may have noticed that on […]