Sharon Hoyer Recent Posts STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Chicago Loop Alliance: More residents are using private cars to commute downtown By Sharon Hoyer | Oct 15, 2020 | No Comments A report released yesterday by the CLA found a disproportionate spike in downtown parking rates recently as compared with pedestrian traffic and business activity. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO “It’s foolish”: Experts say South Shore’s Mask Optional Car could cause super-spreader event By Sharon Hoyer | Oct 9, 2020 | No Comments "Clearly, it’s a bad idea,” said one infectious disease expert. “It’s really letting an ignorant public make health decisions the leadership of the South Shore Line should be providing with guidance from state government." STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Safe Walking and Biking During COVID-19 By Sharon Hoyer | May 22, 2020 | No Comments "If both people are wearing masks the chance of infection is quite low... As long as you socially distance, you can be with friends and family.” STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Limits Options By Sharon Hoyer | May 7, 2020 | No Comments Drive-up and curbside testing allows people to avoid entering buildings and remain in their vehicles while the test is conducted. But where does that leave those of us who don't have cars? STREETSBLOG CHICAGO A summit on open streets with Lynda Lopez, Naomi Doerner, and Ayanna Pressley By Sharon Hoyer | May 1, 2020 | No Comments The conversation focused on the importance -- and challenges -- of identifying the unique problems faced by different communities and addressing them accordingly. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO MPC, Council on Global Affairs staffers urge the city to open streets during pandemic By Sharon Hoyer | Apr 16, 2020 | No Comments Sidewalks, parks, and trails are crowded in Chicago, and speeding and sever crashes are up. Local transportation leaders say it's time for an open streets program.