Sharon Hoyer Recent Posts “It’s foolish”: Experts say South Shore’s Mask Optional Car could cause super-spreader event By Sharon Hoyer | Oct 9, 2020 | No Comments "Clearly, it’s a bad idea,” said one infectious disease expert. “It’s really letting an ignorant public make health decisions the leadership of the South Shore Line should be providing with guidance from state government." The Austin Peace Ride puts “eyes and feet on the street” to promote safety and positivity By Sharon Hoyer | Sep 22, 2020 | No Comments "When more people are walking and biking and shopping in our neighborhood, our streets are more vibrant... And that's how we suffocate violence." Illinois Bike Summit included updates on projects in Logan, Big Marsh, downstate By Sharon Hoyer | Sep 17, 2020 | No Comments The Illinois Bike Summit, an annual gathering of bike planners, advocates, shop owners, and enthusiasts, took place virtually Tuesday with the theme of infrastructure, education and inclusion. Officials discuss menu system overhaul, inequitable shutdowns at ATA transit town hall By Sharon Hoyer | Jul 22, 2020 | No Comments “The more accessible and easier transit is, the better it is for the economy... everybody has the right to convenient public transportation, not just the lucky few.” 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."