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RTA explores holistic approaches to safety on transit

Feedback from the meeting will inform a cross-sector safety summit with RTA, the city, the Chicago Community Trust and Elevated Chicago later this year.

August 11, 2023

Commissioner Biagi and Ald. La Spata discuss how aldermanic prerogative affects bikeway installation

They argue that developing a cohort of bike-friendly alders and wards, plus the Chicago Cycling Strategy, will help create a citywide, connected bike network.

August 10, 2023

Metra riders learn the nitty-gritty about proposed fare changes at Loop outreach events

Many trips that don't involve downtown stops will get cheaper, but some passes may be eliminated, and the Cook County Fair Transit pilot may expire.

August 8, 2023

16 organizations sign letter to Mayor Johnson calling for a “a bold and visionary” CDOT chief

It's great to see a letter noting that while Gia Biagi helped create a safer, more equitable transportation system, the next CDOT chief must take larger steps in that direction.

August 7, 2023

Unfortunately, Amtrak has cut bicycle capacity on Hiawatha Service. But bike-friendly Venture cars are coming.

It's a bummer that Amtrak reduced bike capacity without alerting customers, but help is on the way.

August 5, 2023

Here are the new plans for traffic diverters instead of PBLs on the Wood Street Neighborhood Greenway

While the new proposal is a major change from the original protected bike lane plans, installing traffic diverters will go a long way towards making Wood truly bike-friendly.

August 4, 2023

Preview what Chicago would be like with a citywide low-stress cycling network on Sunday’s Taste of the Bike Grid ride

The 7.8 side street bike tour takes place this Sunday, August 6, at 9 a.m. leaving from Catalpa (5500 N.) and Campbell (2500 W.) avenues in Lincoln Square.

August 3, 2023

Exit interview: Outgoing CDOT chief Gia Biagi discusses her tenure as transportation chief

Biagi said the Lightfoot administration deserves credit for over 1,000 pedestrian safety upgrades at intersections, and making infrastructure planning more equitable.

August 2, 2023