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.
Advocates and experts say theyre optimistic that the Pritzker administration will create a new revenue source for transportation infrastructure.
During yesterday’s panel discussion “Bikes, Modernity, and the Urban Landscape” at the Design Museum of Chicago’s new exhibit on local bike culture, one topic kept coming up over and over. With fewer than two percent of trips to work made by bike in Chicago, transportation cycling is still a fairly niche activity here. So what […]
While Loop Link was supposed to double bus speeds, that hasn't happened, partly due the lack of prepaid boarding and lane enforcement. But that doesn't mean the project is a failure.
Update 10/16/18: Active Trans announced yesterday that 27 local CEOs have sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner and gubernatorial challenger J.B. Pritzker asking them to commit to establishing a $50 million annual state Bike Walk Fund. Last week I tweeted out before-and-after photos of a slip-lane removal at Roscoe/Paulina/Lincoln in the affluent, majority-white Lakeview neighborhood. […]
The new greenways feature an unusual raised bike lane section, pedestrian improvements, and some walk signals that are accessible to people with visual impairments.
The car-pedestrian crashes included 48 cases with incapacitating injuries, but there have been no media reports of serious bike/ped crashes in the ward. So why is Alderman Reilly focused on banning bikes on the riverwalk?
When urban streets are designed to facilitate driving at unsafe speeds, deadly and life-changing crashes are a predictable outcome.
The massive amount of bike traffic on Milwaukee nowadays suggests that the extra protection was warranted.