Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Hit-and-Run Crashes

Chicago Needs More Street Redesigns to Reduce Pedestrian and Bike Deaths

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Last week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report showing that all traffic fatalities increased significantly on U.S. roads from 2014 to 2015, by 7.7 percent to reach 35,200, the worst death toll since the 2008 economic crash. Streetsblog USA’s Angie Schmitt pointed out that, while Americans drove 3.5 percent more during this period, that’s “not […]

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crashes Are All Too Common in Chicago

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[The Chicago Reader recently launched a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield. This partnership allows Streetsblog to extend the reach of our livable streets advocacy. We syndicate a portion of the column after it comes out online; you can read the remainder on the Reader’s website or in print. The paper hits the streets […]

Today’s Headlines

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NTSB Reports on O’Hare Blue Line Crash Causes, $9.1 Million Damages (ABC/AP, DNA) RTA Chairman Criticizes Quinn’s Transit Task Force, Asks for $5 Billion in Bonds (Sun-Times) CTA Re-Assesses Detours Around Blue Line, Will Post Larger Signs (RedEye) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Bicyclist in Evanston; Driver Caught (EvanstonNow) Cook County Population Booming, Like Other Metropolitan Cores (MPC) […]