Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Rebekah Scheinfeld

A live performance of Blackstone Bicycle Works' fantastic safety video "Stay in Your Lane." Photo: Anne Evans

CDOT Presented Awards to Advocates at Today’s Soggy, Fun Bike to Work Rally

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This morning’s dismal weather didn’t seem to dampen people’s spirits at the annual Bike to Work Rally, the traditional kickoff for Chicago’s Bike Week.  The highlight of the event was a rain-soaked live rendition of youth education center Blackstone Bicycle Works’ awesome new Rhymefest-produced safety video “Stay in Your Lane,” featuring kids holding up colorful […]
Photo of driver holding a cellphone

CDOT Open to Phone Hacking to Combat Distracted Driving as Police Stop Issuing Citations

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Chicago transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld is voicing support for a proposal to use a device known as a “textalyzer” to crack down on distracted driving with cellphones. Two aldermen, Anthony Beale Beale (9th) and Edward Burke (14th), have introduced a resolution asking the Chicago Police Department to look into using a $10,000 device from Cellebrite, which makes […]

CDOT: Citizen Support is Necessary For Us to Redesign City Streets

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About 45 “civilians” – people who weren’t obligated to attend – showed up for yesterday’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting yesterday, making it one of the most democratic MBAC meetings ever. The council, which meets quarterly at City Hall during the workday, usually draws only about 10-15 attendees who aren’t there in an official capacity, many of whom are […]