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.
Check out these aerial photos Steven took this evening of the complete streets makeover of the Wicker Park intersection.
The changes make this hectic six-way safer, better organized, and more pleasant for the many people who pass through on foot and bike each day.
Cofounder Oboi Reed elaborates on Vision Zero rollout issues, and argues that if Black and Brown residents advocate for safer street designs, their aldermen will support them.
What I found most annoying was his complaint that Chicago is a hostile city for car-free living.
The laws make it legal for drivers to cross a solid centerline in order to safely pass a cyclist, and clarify that biking on the shoulder and using a taillight in place of a rear reflector are legal.
African-American, Asian-American, and Latina cyclists weigh in.
Faster than you can say “Calatrava,” the new Washington-Wabash ‘L’ station opened to customers today.
It already appears that car drivers are generally respecting the dashed lines.
The group leads a discussion of the issue on social media this Thursday morning.
CDOT is planning to install bike lanes on the sidewalks of Uptown's Lawrence and Wilson viaducts. It appears that this is a strategy to prevent future homeless encampments