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John Kezdy, 64, singer of The Effigies, died after bike crash with delivery van stopped in bike lane

According to police, Kezdy was biking north on Sheridan Road in Glencoe when he collided with the vehicle.

August 27, 2023

Chicago’s e-scooter program is zooming ahead, but equity gaps remain

The city’s e-scooters are seeing increased use, but ridership lags in the city’s Black and Brown neighborhoods

August 25, 2023

Turning SUV driver failed to yield to woman, 48, in Pilsen crosswalk, killing her in front of 25th Ward office

"[This is] even more reason for the alderman to step up and do something about traffic safety in this city," said a Streetsblog reader.

August 25, 2023

Case of driver, 92, critically injuring bike rider at Valley Line Trail/Devon intersection raises multiple issues

Are RRFB signals really a good approach for trail safety? And why does Chicago have policies that force elderly people to drive?

August 24, 2023

County, CDOT hosted bike ride to look at the strengths and weaknesses of SE Side bike infrastructure

Feedback from the ride and an online survey will be used for the Lake Calumet Bike Network Study.

August 23, 2023

CPD knows owner of car whose driver killed Ulysses Coleman, 38, Sunday in Austin, but hasn’t filed charges

Hopefully the police department will use all legal methods available to identify and charge the motorist who killed Coleman.

August 21, 2023

39th Ward PB election funds a half mile of protected bike lanes on Montrose between Pulaski and Kostner in Irving Park

It's not a bad location for protected lanes since this part of Montrose, a mostly two-lane street, connects with Elston Avenue, a diagonal crosstown cycling route.

August 19, 2023

Sorry, the Smart Streets Pilots Ordinance to ticket bike lane blockers hasn’t kicked in yet

Smart Streets Pilots aren't a thing at this point. But they're something to look forward to.

August 17, 2023

Parking spots are turned into people space as a Lakeview garage becomes an apartment complex

The adaptive reuse of a 1920s parking garage at 3121 N. Broadway transformed it into new housing close to the 'L' and the Lakefront Trail.

August 15, 2023