Transportation planner and advocate. Steven also created Chicago Cityscape, a site that tracks neighborhood developments across the city.
Better Streets kicks up its safe streets lobbying efforts with launch of new Action FundBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
Last night's event was an impressive show of strength by the local safe streets advocacy movement, and an auspicious start for Better Streets' next chapter.
Last week was an especially deadly one for Chicago traffic violenceBy Steven Vance and John Greenfield | | No Comments
Between Sunday, November 27, and Saturday, December 3, there were 1,731 reported traffic crashes in Chicago.
“Move Chicago” transportation recommendations are back for Chicago’s 2023 electionBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
Move Chicago is a collection of strategies and recommendations that have been developed by many different advocates and organizations, and city and regional planners, over the years.
Wood Street isn’t a high-crash corridor, but it would still benefit from protected lanesBy John Greenfield and Steven Vance | | No Comments
Yes, installing the Wood Street protected bike lane isn't necessarily a matter of life or death. But it would make the corridor more comfortable for current and potential bike riders.
Here’s why Pritzker’s plan to skip this year’s scheduled gas tax hike is a bad ideaBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
The proposal, which is projected to cost the state $135 million in revenue, is unfair to people who don't drive. And it may not even save much money for drivers.
Is this Chicagoland? A modest proposal for defining the regionBy John Greenfield and Steven Vance | | No Comments
is this a reasonable way to define Chicagoland, or does it exclude any towns that deserve to be considered part of the region?
Amtrak is restoring long-distance service and dining, and replacing seat cushionsBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
Amtrak wants to make riding across the United States cheaper, more comfortable, and easier this year, as more and more people get vaccinated and it becomes safer to travel.
Most people in Chicagoland can access COVID vaccination sites via transitBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
How do we make it easier for people across the region to access vaccinations without driving?
Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train scheduleBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
A "regional rail" scheme, with more frequent service during non-rush hours, would make the network more useful non-white collar workers, as well as non-work commutes.
Metra board chooses new modern passenger rail cars to replace 1950s “Gallery” carsBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
Metra has selected a new passenger coach design that will eventually replace the current "Gallery" cars.
3-cent gas tax hike wouldn’t impact drivers much, but taking $16M from CTA is wrongBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
Included in Mayor Lightfoot's proposed budget are two transportation-related tax changes, one that would make driving a little more expensive, but another that would reduce funding for transit.
Lyft launched a new Super PAC to prevent Illinois gig workers from getting employee benefitsBy Steven Vance | | No Comments
After Lyft and other companies overturned California legislation that classified ride-hail drivers as employees, it's now setting its sights on the Prairie State with a $534K Super PAC.