Suit filed by Nick Parlingayan’s family faults Metra, city, contractors for fatal bike crashBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
On May 4, 2022, a driver fatally struck Nick Parlingayan, 22, on his bike near the intersection of Milwaukee and Kilbourn avenues in the Irving Park neighborhood, and leaving without aiding the barista. A wrongful death lawsuit, recently filed on behalf of Parlingayan’s family, argues that Metra and the city of Chicago, along with the […]
Brandon Johnson wants bike/ped upgrades, more CTA service, efficiency reviewsBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
To help Chicago voters make an educated decision during the upcoming mayoral election, Streetsblog Chicago is running a series of articles on candidates’ transportation platforms
New Better Streets Chicago Action Fund website endorses mayor and alder hopefulsBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
BSCAF sent an in-depth questionnaire on a wide range of transportation issues to all 182 aldermanic and mayoral candidates.
Mayoral candidates weigh in on transportation at Safe Streets for All forumBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
The event was organized by a coalition of advocacy organizations committed to ensuring all Chicagoans can safely traverse the city car-free, year-round.
Equiticity study calls for residents with “lived expertise” to participate in urban planningBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
The researchers argue that, along with planners and other experts it's equally important to consult those living in the relevant neighborhoods who use the transportation system every day.
Safe Streets for All coalition pushes for “transit that works,” hopes to influence electionsBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
In response to last summer's traffic violence epidemic, advocates formed the Safe Streets for All Coalition, amplifying the call for improved safety, transportation equity, affordable housing, and climate action.
CDOT Strategic Plan update touts new infra. We still have far to go to achieve safe streets.By Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
Despite the plan's goal to "Reduce dangerous driving on Chicago’s streets," never has the city felt further from Vision Zero.
As Chicagoland transit faces a fiscal cliff, RTA five-year plan sketches a funding pathBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
On December 5 the Regional Transportation Authority – the agency that oversees CTA, Metra and Pace – released a draft strategic plan outlining its five-year priorities.
Palenque LSNA’s Noche de Calaveras features community altar to fallen cyclistsBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
The event featured performances, family activities and an altar for fallen bikers created by Norma Rios-Sierra, Palenque’s cultural events manager.
47th Ward bike-ped infra night celebrates progress inspite of bureaucratic headwindsBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
The evening was informative, not only about bike and pedestrian infrastructure progress in the 47th Ward, but on just how hard it is to bring these projects to fruition.
Bike League ranks Illinois the 15th friendliest state for biking, up from 16thBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
Rankings are tabulated through a blend of federally-available data on ridership, fatalities, and spending on biking and walking per capita, and extensive surveys of state DOTs.
Over 100 people showed up to honor Sam Bell at ghost bike vigil on MilwaukeeBy Sharon Hoyer | | No Comments
Bell, 44, was fatally struck while biking on September 8 at Milwaukee and Huron Street in River West, by an elderly driver who failed to yield while making a left turn.