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 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.
The quarterly Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting is usually a tightly scheduled show-and-tell, with staff from the Chicago Department of Transportation and other city agencies giving presentations on what they’re doing to improve cycling. But after a particularly bad week for biking in the Chicago area, last Wednesday CDOT threw out the script and opened […]
When it comes to shared mobility and autonomous vehicles, it’s a brave new world out there, and city governments are scrambling to make sure their transportation policies keep up with disruptive technology. For example, ride-hailing has gutted the taxi industry (arguably due to the unfair advantage of fewer regulations), increased congestion, and decreased transit ridership. […]
After Emanuel's surprise announcement that he won't seek a third term, here's a look back at his transportation legacy, and recommendations for the mayoral hopefuls.
Lots of people ride Divvies on downtown sidewalks, but are police only enforcing bike laws against African Americans?
Documents acquired via a public records request suggest that vandalism isn't a serious problem, but most of the rides originated in wealthier, whiter parts of the Far South Side.