Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Brendan Reilly

Ald. Reilly Has a Responsible Approach to Off-Street Parking

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When it comes to parking management in Chicago, there have been a couple of encouraging developments recently. In September, City Council passed a beefed-up revision of the transit-oriented development ordinance, which makes it easier than ever to build dense, parking-lite developments near train stations. And, recently, Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) made some very sensible statements […]

CDOT & Reilly Reach a Consensus on Kinzie: The Protected Lanes Will Remain

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There’s some great news about Chicago’s oldest protected bike lanes. Yesterday, the Chicago Department of Transportation confirmed that the Kinzie Street PBLs will stay in place for the foreseeable future, despite an effort by downtown alderman Brendan Reilly to force CDOT to remove them. The department installed the Kinzie lanes in 2011, not long after Mayor Rahm […]

Would NYC’s Midtown Biz Leaders Write Off the Idea of a Car-Free Mag Mile?

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Yesterday’s Active Transportation Alliance announcement submitting 20 streets for consideration as partial or total car-free spaces has already sparked a lively dialogue. Stories in the Tribune, Sun-Times, ABC, and DNAinfo have all examined whether or not the automobile-dominated status quo represents an appropriate allocation of public space. The boldest proposal on the Active Trans list […]