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.
Other topics in our questionnaire included Vision Zero, raising the gas tax, eliminating parking minimums, affordable TOD, speeding up buses, and shared-mobility services.
Admonishing pedestrians to not use cell phones and wear reflective material is easier than actually taking steps to make them safer.
Feast your eyes on this map of 100+ taco joints within walking distance of 'L' station's, celebrating Chicago's status as the U.S. capital for transit and taco satisfaction.
Is it an understandable move, or just absurd NIMBYism?
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 […]