This arch over 26th Street, built in the 1980s and recently restored, welcomes people to la Villita – and to the second busiest retail corridor in the city after the Magnificant Mile.
On this episode, host Kea Wilson sits down with Olatunji Oboi Reed of Equiticity to talk about "community mobility rituals," or regular, free, hyper-local events that dismantle barriers to sustainable transportation and build the social infrastructure that neighborhoods need.
New efforts by federal and state authorities to encourage the construction of housing in walkable and transit-rich communities suggests that many cities' best chance at progressive zoning reform will come from the top down, rather than the grass roots.
A six-month Streetsblog investigation found that streets near schools are uniquely dangerous, with rates of crashes and injuries that exceed city averages — particularly near schools where most students are poor or children of color.
Engineer Philip Santos notes that upgrading the area below the bridge would be more expensive and challenging, but well worth the trouble. “There have been two fatalities here. If you’re going to fix a bridge, do it right.”
As I’ve said before, if housing affordability in Chicago’s swiftly gentrifying Logan Square neighborhood is like a sinking ship, the new all-affordable transit-oriented development that opened next to the eponymous Blue Line station last Friday is like a lifeboat. It provides low-income and working-class longtime with an opportunity to weather the storm. Streetsblog Chicago strongly […]
Nonetheless, e-bike incentives still aren't an easy sell among the groups that are best poised to create them.