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  1. Fulton Market Proposal Will Add 1,062 Car Parking Spaces to the Traffic-Choked West LoopRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Map of the Fulton Market area with five proposed buildings outlined. Car-heavy ones are shown in blue; the car-lite one is shown in Green.

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  2. A Blizzard of Divvy Ridership: Snowstorm Doesn't Deter Chicago's "Badass" BikersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The six inches of snow that fell overnight may have caused headaches for folks who drove to work. But hundreds of people opted to turn their commutes into a fun adventure by checking out Divvy bikes this morning.

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  3. Can the CTA and Metra Learn to Play Nice?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] On January 26 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CTA unveiled the route for the $2.3 billion extension of the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street, the big question was where the heck the money would come from . The city hopes to apply for $1 billion in federal grants for the project.

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  4. That Insane Detour Drivers Took Through Jackson Park Was a Police Officer's IdeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Motorists drive on bike-ped paths and grass in Jackson Park to get around a crash on Lake Shore Drive. Image: Sarah Jindra, WGN via Twitter Last Thursday morning you might have seen the alarming helicopter footage WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra tweeted out, showing the crazy alternative route motorists took in the aftermath of a crash that shut down traffic on Lake Shore Drive in Hyde Park.

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  5. City Announces Competitors for O'Hare Express, Including Noted Transit Hater Elon MuskRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the request for qualifications responses for a concessionaire to plan, finance, build, and operate the O'Hare Express luxury transit service between downtown and O'Hare Airport. The project has the goal of reducing the transit time for the trip from the current 40 to 45 minutes via the Blue Line, which costs $2.50 to ride to O'Hare and $5 to take from the airport, to 20 minutes or less.

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  6. CTA Will Use Ride-Hailing Fee Revenue for "FastTracks" Track ImprovementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last November when the City Council passed an additional 15-cent tax on Uber and Lyft trips, which goes up to 20 cents next year, to fund CTA infrastructure, it wasn't clear exactly which projects that revenue would be used for. Today the transit agency announced that the projected $16 million raised in 2018, and $21 million generated in 2018, will help pay for a $179 million multiyear, citywide rail, railroad tie, and power upgrade project dubbed "FastTracks."

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  7. The Boystown Parking Ban Raises Issues of Race and ClassRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This spring will mark the second year of an expanded weekend parking ban on a half-mile stretch of Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison in Boystown. The parking restrictions were originally piloted in 2011 on the short segment of Halsted from Belmont to Buckingham Place, with parking banned between midnight and 5 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from spring through early fall.

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  8. We Need Better Obama Center Transit Access, Not Wider RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] At last May's unveiling of preliminary designs for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Barack Obama voiced support for boldly reconfiguring the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed green space to make it more people friendly. The proposal calls for converting most of Cornell Drive, a road through the park that ballooned to six lanes during the urban renewal era, to parkland between 59th and 67th Streets to connect the presidential center site to the rest of the lagoon-filled natural area.

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  9. Icicle Bicycles: Active Trans Celebrates Winter CyclingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The advocacy group's annual Winter Bike to Work Day shows that all-season cycling is becoming mainstream in Chicago. January 20, 1985 remains the coldest day in Chicago history, at a bone-chilling 27 degrees below zero at O'Hare Airport.

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  10. Aldermen: Free-Floating Car-Share Would Reduce ParkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] The downsides of ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber are well-documented. Studies show that in addition to decimating the taxi industry, they've increased traffic congestion and cannibalized transit use .

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  11. Route Announced for $2.3 Billion Red Line Extension, But How Will We Fund It?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    CTA chairman Terry Peterson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTA chief Dorval Carter, and local politicians at this morning's announcement. Photo: CTA This morning the city announced the announced the intended route for the long-awaited south Red Line extension, which would lengthen the backbone of the 'L' system by another 5.3 miles, from the existing 95th Street terminal to 130th Street.

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  12. A Tale of Two Shuttles: New Commuter Routes Planned for Oak Brook and NapervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Chicago Tribune recently ran a couple of stories about new suburban shuttle bus services. One will provide a connection from the Hinsdale or Elmhurst Metra stations to job sites in Oak Brook, useful for city dwellers who have to travel to the 'burbs for work.

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  13. Interview With the Ninja: Thoughts on Bike Light EnforcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Should police officers be ticketing cyclists for riding without lights? If so, what's the best way to do it? Last night around 11:30 p.m., food courier Jonathan Loic Rogers was biking home to Humboldt Park when he heard a siren and saw flashing blue lights behind him near the relatively secluded Grand/Damen intersection in West Town. A pair of police officers in a squad car pulled him over because he didn't a white front headlight, nor a red taillight or reflector, as required by state law , as well as Chicago city ordinance .

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  14. Family of Crossing Guard Janet Gould, 80, Is Suing Lyft Driver Who Critically Injured HerRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The family of veteran Chicago crossing guard Janet Gould, 80, is suing the ride-share driver who critically injured her earlier this month when she was helping children across the street in Andersonville. Gould has worked as a crossing guard for 34 years and was one of the most senior guards in the city, according to attorney Francis Patrick Murphy from the personal injury firm Corboy & Demetrio, which is representing the family.

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  15. New Skyscraper Will Add Over 1,000 Parking Spaces Above a Subway StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved a $500 million mixed-use development to be constructed at the corner of Chicago Ave. and State St. on a parcel now containing a surface parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral. The development, "One Chicago Square", will contain 795 rental units, 75 condos, several floors for commercial use, and a whopping 1,090 parking spaces.

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  16. Black Residents: Private Guards Would Make Ukrainian Village Less Safe for WalkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online. This article is bit outside the usual subject matter for SBC, but since it covers a mobility justice issue, I thought it would be of interest to readers.] When Jill Hopkins saw a post on the Facebook discussion group Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Watch about a proposal to hire private security guards to patrol a portion of the neighborhood in cooperation with the Chicago Police Department, it raised red flags.

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  17. Mike Payne: Let's Improve Rail Access to the Obama Center Instead of Widening RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    On January 8th there was a small victory for residents who want to see the Obama Presidential Center plan be less car-centric. Bowing to pressure from citizens and community groups, the Obama Foundation announced that they would not be building an above-ground garage at the east end of the Midway but would instead be submerging the 400-450-car facility under the center's Jackson Park site.

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  18. Join Us for a Streetsblog Reader Meetup on 1/25 at the Red Lion in Lincoln ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This month, since it's cold and snowy out, Streetsblog Chicago will hold a reader meetup at The Red Lion in Lincoln Park , a cozy English pub with three fireplaces, not far from the Fullerton 'L' station. Our meetups are always a great opportunity to hang out and network with folks who are passionate about sustainable transportation and livable streets.

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  19. Lynda Lopez and Natalie Moore Discusses Gentrification on "Chicago Tonight"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Lynda Lopez has written many articles for Streetsblog Chicago on housing affordability issues associated with new amenities like recreational trails and transit-friendly housing. Earlier this week she appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" show with host Eddie Arruza and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore, the author of " The South Side ," to discuss Chicago's displacement problems.

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  20. Top Divvy Rider Kerdia Roland Pedaled 6,275 Miles in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] congratulating a guy named Kerdia Roland for being their number-one rider of 2017 with a staggering 2,462 trips for the year. "That's 6,275 miles of riding - enough to get you to Alaska!" As I gazed at the accompanying photo of the smiling young man flashing a peace sign by the Union Station Divvy docks, it dawned on me that the large black cube he was holding was an insulated delivery box.

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