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.
The organization says it has made some mistakes when it comes to addressing the needs of Black and Latinx communities. Having a person of color in charge could help avoid such tunnel vision.
Why shouldn't Michigan become a safer, more efficient, and more democratic street as well?
"I reject – and you should be deeply skeptical – of the false narrative ride-share companies are spreading," Lightfoot said in her speech.
Go ahead and expand the program, Active Trans says, but require parking docks or corrals, and keep them out of downtown and off the Lakefront Trail.