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Riding the Bike-Share Boom

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Without a doubt, 2013 has been a banner year for bike-share in the United States. Major systems were implemented in New York City and Chicago, and many others debuted or expanded in other cities. In fact, Citi Bike users have biked over 10 million miles and the system is closing in on 100,000 annual members! The Institute for Transportation & Development […]

Like Gabe Klein, Deputy Commish Scott Kubly Is Calling It a Wrap at CDOT

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Last Tuesday was Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein’s last day on the job. Three days later Deputy Commissioner Scott Kubly, one of Klein’s key lieutenants, announced his resignation as well. Kubly, who has been central in implementing many of Klein’s progressive transportation initiatives, had seemed like a strong candidate to serve as the […]

Evaluating Gabe Klein’s Chicago Legacy

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Not long after Gabe Klein reported for work as commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation on May 16, 2011, there was speculation that he wouldn’t stick around long. Klein’s wife was remaining in Washington, D.C., where he had previously run the DOT. As an ambitious guy who had worked in several different fields, including […]

Gabe Klein to Resign at End of Month

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With two and a half years of service under his belt as the transportation commissioner — not to mention 300 bike-share stations — Gabe Klein announced that he will be resigning at the end of November. A lot changed since Klein arrived. He oversaw a major reorganization of the transportation department, the creation of Chicago Forward, a […]