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“No one bikes in Chicago during the winter!” Nice turnout for the Churros and Chill Ride on the Dickens Greenway

Here's a quick "Eyes on the Street"-style gallery of today's event, which celebrated the completion of the controversial low-stress bike-ped route.

January 21, 2024

How will Divvy’s higher prices impact working-class Chicagoans who make too much money for $5 Divvy for Everyone memberships?

Divvy recently announced that it will be raising its prices on February 5, with regular annual memberships going up by about 10 percent.

January 20, 2024

At Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee hearing, CDOT reports that bike infra construction, encouragement is shifting into high gear

Bike and pedestrian program czar Dave Smith discussed the agency’s strategy for improving bikeways and encouraging more people to ride. 

January 11, 2024

Thar he blows! Ed Fitzpatrick goes public with his obsession with killing the Dickens Greenway, assisted by Inside Publications

A new article from the car-centric newspaper chain, featuring Fitzpatrick griping about the bikeway, falsely claims the project was paid for with "Chicago taxpayer funds" due to a "bait and switch."

January 10, 2024

Metra closed BSNF Line ticket windows today, remaining ticket windows will shut down on February 1

A Metra spokesperson said there were several factors that made them decide to make the ticket counters go the way of the dodo bird.

January 8, 2024

Streetsblog helped get a bogus “No Bikes” sign removed near Promontory Point, where drivers have been parking illegally

Sure, this wasn't one of Chicago's most urgent problems, but it's good that we were able to get a building to stop telling bike riders they can't park in front of the property.

January 7, 2024

Ride like the Dickens! Take a virtual ride on the long-NIMBYed, now completed Dickens Greenway

In a move not previously mentioned by CDOT to Streetsblog, the route features more-or-less the first bike-centric traffic diverter installed in Chicago.

January 5, 2024