Will Chicago’s Better Streets for Buses plan result in real BRT this time?
Let's keep our fingers crossed that, unlike Ashland BRT, the city will come up with a fast bus proposal that actually goes somewhere.
2 months after I suggested CDOT simplify their bike map, I mapped 2023 projects myself. 1 week later CDOT released a simplified map.
Streetsblog created a version of the CDOT bikeway map that only shows bikeways that were constructed in 2023, with an easier-to-understand color scheme.
Frightful! After Dearborn bridge protected bike lane reopened, CDOT removed Wacker, Clark PBLs without warning on Halloween
"It takes forever to get the city to even repaint a bike lane or repair a flexi-post, but they can remove the posts and markings almost overnight," a reader noted.
Safety upgrades have been made to Winona/Broadway intersection after a driver fatally struck Soyfa Athamanah, 69, there in July
Hopefully her family will take comfort in knowing that her case spurred changes that could save lives in the future.
A look at WGN’s new report, in which uninformed people claim the Augusta protected lanes are dangerous
What was the point of including interviews with critics of the PBLs who didn't really know what they were talking about?
Getting charged up about the future of electric vehicles in Chicago
CDOT held its first of three public outreach meeting to devise a future plan for electric vehicles, services, and charging infrastructure.
CDOT Complete Streets director David Smith: 2023 was Chicago’s busiest bikeway installation year ever
Streetsblog recently caught up with Smith for a recap of what bike infrastructure, much of it protected lanes, was built in our city this year.
State legislation introduced by Kam Buckner and supported by North Lakefront reps urges CDOT and IDOT to “transform DLSD”
The bill calls for "a lakefront thoroughfare where green urban mobility is emphasized."
Leland bump-outs are coming in, family member of fallen cyclist Lily Shambrook, 3, addresses neighbors’ concerns
Predictably, some neighbors are confused about the bump-outs, and worried that they will make the street less safe, and less convenient for drivers.