Sharon Hoyer Recent Posts UIC infectious disease chief: It’s safe to walk, bike with non-household members By Sharon Hoyer | May 21, 2020 | No Comments "If both people are wearing masks the chance of infection is quite low... As long as you socially distance, you can be with friends and family.” An architecture firm proposes guidelines for a Chicago open streets plan By Sharon Hoyer | May 12, 2020 | No Comments Hammersley Architecture recently drafted a Chicago Promenade Plan for a network of streets where through traffic is prohibited to make room for pedestrians and cyclists. You can’t do drive-through COVID-19 testing without a car. So what are your options? By Sharon Hoyer | May 7, 2020 | No Comments Drive-up and curbside testing allows people to avoid entering buildings and remain in their vehicles while the test is conducted. But where does that leave those of us who don't have cars? A summit on open streets with Lynda Lopez, Naomi Doerner, and Ayanna Pressley By Sharon Hoyer | May 1, 2020 | No Comments The conversation focused on the importance -- and challenges -- of identifying the unique problems faced by different communities and addressing them accordingly. MPC, Council on Global Affairs staffers urge the city to open streets during pandemic By Sharon Hoyer | Apr 16, 2020 | No Comments Sidewalks, parks, and trails are crowded in Chicago, and speeding and sever crashes are up. Local transportation leaders say it's time for an open streets program. Active Trans discusses why it’s not pushing to reopen the Lakefront Trail during pandemic By Sharon Hoyer | Apr 7, 2020 | No Comments "We understand the mayor’s decision to close the Lakefront Trail and The 606, and it’s obviously a terrible situation." Healthcare provider Bridget Fowler: “Lakefront Trail should be reopened for commuting” By Sharon Hoyer | Apr 4, 2020 | No Comments "I want people to know that, if you see a cyclist, it could be a medical worker on their way to work to save lives."