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.
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said that after taking input from over a thousand residents, he's recommending the project to the zoning committee.
The upgrades include a new wide boarding area at Chicago/Milwaukee, a mile of bus lanes on Chicago Avenue downtown, and improvements on Western and 79th.
The group opposing the project says they want an RFP process and changes to the design. The local alderman says they're actually opposed to the 100 units of affordable housing.
Short-term recommendations include hiring a Chief Mobility Officer and piloting dockless scooters.