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.
From Wilson station opening highs to disappearing Divvy lows, 2018 was a year to remember for Chicago transportation.
Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld has overseen the completion of several good projects during her four years on the job, including the Loop Link bus rapid transit corridor, the Bloomingdale Trail, the Chicago Riverwalk, and 100 miles of new and upgraded bike lanes. (However, it’s worth noting all of these initiatives were launched […]
The group’s stances against road expansion and for more bike-walk funding may have been a factor.
Today Emanuel spoke in favor of a for a 20 to 30 percent increase in the Illinois gas tax, which has been stuck at 19 cents since 1991, to fund transit, roads, and bridges.
The new bump-outs shorten crossing distances, help address the intersection's skewed layout, and discourage fast turns by drivers.
While the system still lost money on operations, it still turned a $3.37 million profit for the city overall thanks to station ad revenue and Blue Cross Blue Shield sponsorship money.
CDOT placed the footwear in Federal Plaza this weekend to honor the 132 people who were killed in Chicago crashes last year.