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  1. App Will Route People, Especially Wheelchair Users, Around Sidewalk IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The lack of a curb cut on the other side of this West Loop alley is a barrier for people who use wheelchairs. Photo: Steve Luker.

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  2. The Quincy Loop Station is Getting a Makeover, Including ADA AccessibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This morning the CTA took a step towards making the system more accessible for people with disabilities, as the board of directors approved the construction contract for the rehab of the Quincy Loop station , including the addition of two elevators. Currently, 100 of the CTA's 145 rail stations are wheelchair accessible .

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  3. Advocates: Let's Shift Focus From Pushing Bike Helmets to Preventing CrashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This partnership allows Streetsblog to extend the reach of our livable streets advocacy. We syndicate a portion of the column after it comes out online; you can read the remainder on the Reader's website or in print.

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  4. Metra Studying Replacement for Old Switch Machine That Would Improve ReliabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    A machine installed in 1937, state of the art at the time, is still used to change switches on Metra's train tracks. Commuter trains rumble by every few minutes while four Metra workers tell me inside a control tower how they keep 370 trains moving every day.

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  5. Thanks to You, We're Funded for Another Year of Transportation AdvocacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Steven and John at Navy Pier back in 2011, shortly after we launched our first transportation news site Grid Chicago . It was a bit of a nail-biter, but thanks to the generosity of sponsors, advertisers, and loyal readers like you, yesterday Streetsblog Chicago raised the $50K needed to win the $25K challenge grant graciously offered by The Chicago Community Trust .

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  6. Donate $100, Get a Free Pint at Our 6/22 Reader Appreciation at RevBrewRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    As I wrote on Friday , when it comes to winning the $25,000 challenge grant for Streetsblog Chicago from The Chicago Community Trust , failure is not an option. We must raise $50,000 by Wednesday at midnight and win that grant, because we need that funding to keep publishing into 2017 and beyond.

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  7. Lots of Great Reasons to Donate to Streetsblog Chicago This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    "I appreciate how hard you guys work to get the story right - I know it's not always an easy job. You have really helped people understand the importance of trails and open space."

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  8. Rotterdam's Boulevards Demonstrate How to Make Chicago's Bike-FriendlyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Is this Kedzie Boulevard in Chicago, or a boulevard in Rotterdam? Both of them have a main drive and two service drives. Only one is designed for safe and convenient bicycling.

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  9. Did the CTA Set up the Lincoln and 31st Street Bus Reboots to Fail?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This partnership allows Streetsblog to extend the reach of our livable streets advocacy. We syndicate a portion of the column on the day it comes out online; you can read the remainder on the Reader's website or in print.

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  10. More Thoughts on the TOD Debate as the Boom Moves Into Its Next PhaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Somos Logan Square helped organize a protest against upscale development and evictions last weekend, drawing an estimated 200 people. Photo: Bob Simpson One thing's for sure: As the current transit-oriented development boom unfolds along Milwaukee Avenue it's bringing major changes to the affected neighborhoods.

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  11. Moreno Announces Chicago's First Affordable TOD Project in Logan SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Transit-oriented development is a sensible way to build housing. Creating dense housing within a short walk of transit stations, without a lot of off-street parking makes it easier for more people to live without having to own a car.

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  12. Eyes on the Street: Dearborn Detour Suggests Salmoning on Lake StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The City of Chicago has made notable progress on expanding its network of protected bike lanes into more community areas and communities of color than it had before Rahm Emanuel became mayor, but it seems nothing is better about the way bicyclists and pedestrians are accommodated around construction projects . The city has even beefed up detour rules multiple times to benefit human-powered transportation.

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  13. Donate to Streetsblog Chicago and You Could Win a $100 Po Campo Gift CardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    It was a bit of a nail-biter, but I'm happy to say that we met yesterday's goal to break $30K out of the $50K needed to win a $25K donation from The Chicago Community Trust. Thanks a bunch to all the generous readers who put their money where their mouth is to support Streetsblog Chicago's transportation journalism and advocacy.

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  14. Donate to Streetsblog by June 1 and You Could Win a Kali Bike HelmetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Big thanks to the 150-plus loyal Streetsblog Chicago readers who have generously donated to help us raise the $50,000 dollars we need to win another $25,000 challenge grant from The Chicago Community Trust . This funding will allow Steven and me to continue delivering hard-hitting sustainable transportation and livable streets reporting into 2017 and beyond.

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  15. "Summer by Rail" Train and Bike Blogger Checks Out Chicago InfrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    "Summer by Rail" blogger Elena Studier on Northerly Island, a rustic park on a peninsula that used to be an air strip. Photo: Maria Morales National Association of Railroad Passengers intern Elena Studier is taking a 38-day-trip around the country on Amtrak with her bicycle to document the current state of the U.S. passenger rail system and its connectivity with cycling.

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  16. MCZ's Car-Centric West Loop Project Thumbs Its Nose at the TOD OrdinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Two whole floors of the 75-unit development will be dedicated to warehousing up to 130 cars. Image: MCZ / HPA It's good news that a parking lot located at the southeast corner of Lake and Aberdeen in the burgeoning Fulton Market District will soon be replaced by a mix of residences, office space and retail.

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  17. During His Musical Bike Tour, Al Scorch Discusses the Perks of Car-Free GigsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Al Scorch rides a bike decorated to look like the heart-pierced-with-swords emblem from his album cover, while towing his banjo and guitar. Photo: John Greenfield I played this show at the Hideout when I was 18. It was a benefit for Bike Winter , which is a winter-biking education advocacy group.

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  18. Star-Crossed Crosswalks: Peds Will Have to Wait for Safe Passage in LakeviewRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Yesterday there was some good news about the intersection of Newport Avenue and Southport Avenue, located half a block north of the Brown Line's Southport stop: However, it didn't turn out to be accurate news. When I called the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce this morning, executive director Lee Crandell, he said that the installation of planned crosswalks on the north and south legs of the T-shaped intersection have been delayed until next year.

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  19. Celebrate The 606 at Its One-Year Anniversary Party Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    It's hard to believe it's been less than a year since the Bloomingdale Trail, also known as The 606, debuted last June 6th . The elevated greenway already seems like a Chicago institution, and it's a little hard to remember a time Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park didn't have a ribbon of recreational space running through them.

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  20. Other Reasons Why The 606 Gets More Ridership Than the Major Taylor TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Chicago Tribune's new transportation columnist Mary Wisniewski , a former Sun-Times transportation reporter, is off to a good start. She's written a number of article that show an interest in promoting sustainable transportation, rather than the windshield perspective that has been all-to-common in the mainstream media.

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