One Howard Street project kicks off Saturday. Here’s how to improve the corridor.By Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
The goals of the project are somewhat undefined, but that's not necessarily a bad thing this early in the process.
Elevate Devon plan proposes placemaking, road diet strategies to improve walk/bike/transitBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
The plan calls for 49 improved crosswalks, three new pedestrian islands at especially wide crossings, 22 bike rack and amenities stations, seven wayfinding stations (new signage or kiosk), and ten key “Intersection Updates.”
Residents push for bike/ped upgrades, car-free Columbus Dr. at Grant Park open houseBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
It was clear that people who provided input at the open house are most concerned with improving safety, and prioritizing walking and biking.
UIC’s Urban Transportation Center starts its fall series with a seminar on transit inequityBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
Speakers included Ellen Partridge from the Shared-Use Mobility Center, Audrey Wenninkfrom the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Rochelle Jacksonfrom the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council.
Readers: Women-only transit would be awesome / impractical / sexist / transphobicBy Olivia Grenzebach and John Greenfield | | No Comments
One thing's for sure: If such a program is going to be implemented in Chicago, it needs to be explicitly inclusive of all women, including trans women, and nonbinary people.
Should the CTA adopt women-only transit? Interviews with Chicago women suggest yesBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
Women-only transportation helps to dismantle one of the barriers that women face daily, so it should be seriously considered in the Chicago and other U.S. cities.
Open the beaches! Then implement these urban design strategies to beat the heatBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
Lightfoot's refusal to reopen beaches during the heat wave makes no sense. Here's a look at that issue and longterm heat mitigation strategies.
Protests are placemakingBy Olivia Grenzebach | | No Comments
These instances of road repurposing and placemaking are born from pain and anger, and yet they have brought communities together and created beauty.