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.
Reckless driving is an exponentially bigger threat, but a person with a disability's stories of being struck by sidewalk riders is a reminder that bike-pedestrian crashes are no laughing matter either.
The ex-mayor discusses the most memorable sights, encounters, and challenges; his proudest transportation achievements; and the riverwalk biking controversy.
Will the scooters be an asset to Chicago's sustainable transportation network, or will they introduce a new set of dangers and annoyances to urban life? Only time will tell.
23 percent of the total transportation spending will go towards transit, twice as much as expected, and walking and biking will get $50 million a year.
Here's clear evidence that banning cycling on the riverwalk would be an unfair bait-and-switch.
As he starts out on a two-week, 1,000-mile bike ride around Lake Michigan on the day after he left office, ex-Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his proudest accomplishments for biking.