In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes the transportation column for the Chicago Reader weekly paper. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and 'L' train.
Chicago is finally getting moving on the crucial mission of reducing the carnage on our streets, where dozens of people are injured in crashes every day.
Along with Philadelphia’s and New York’s bike-share systems, Portland State University researchers have been studying Divvy system, looking at the barriers to riding for low-income individuals and people of color. Meanwhile, CDOT announce this year's adult bike riding classes geared towards new Divvy users.
The Mellow Chicago Bike Map, a collaboration between The Chainlink, Chicago’s social networking site for cyclists, and Streetsblog Chicago shows low-stress, mostly on-street bike routes suggested by Chainlink members on a recent forum thread. Thanks to Chainklink owner Yasmeen Schuller for granting permission to incorporate this material into the map. Unless otherwise noted, these routes […]
The multicultural avenue provides a first-class feast for the senses, but until recently the corridor provided a less-than-stellar physical environment for walking.
Last night some 90 residents turned out for a community meeting where the Chicago Department of Transportation presented plans for short-term, forward-thinking improvements to the intersection that will make it safer for all road users.
New IDOT crash data makes it more clear than ever that we need to prioritize improving safety for vulnerable road users.
I took a spin to the South Side to check out the in-progress trail separation project between 31st and 41st, which broke ground last August and is almost done.
Despite infrastructure improvements and the best efforts of city workers like Ana, we need to do more to ensure that the rights and safety of pedestrians are respected.