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  1. South Shore Line Launches Long-Awaited Bikes-on-Board Pilot ProgramRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The South Shore Line, a commuter train service between Chicago and northern Indiana, started its weekend-only bikes-on-train pilot last Saturday. Alex Elich, a reporter with the WSBT radio station, demonstrated how to use the racks that hold the bike steady on the train.

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  2. MPC: We Can Solve IL Infrastructure Woes via Higher Gas Tax, Vehicle FeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Looking east along the Green Line from Ashland. According to the RTA, about a third of the Chicago region's transit network is not in a good state of repair.

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  3. Narrowly Written Ordinance Makes It Difficult to Install Curbside CafesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The people spot in front of Osteria Pizza Metro was open to the public, but it was often mistaken for a private sidewalk cafe. Photo: Latent Design [The Chicago Reader recently launched a new weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield .

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  4. NYC's Sadik-Khan Charted Path for Major Street Changes There, NationwideRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Janette chwaadik-Khan asks how many people have visited Times Square since it became a pedestrian plaza. Photo: Tricia Scully/MPC One of the country's most successful city transportation commissioners spoke on Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Planning Council about her experience working in New York City for seven years.

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  5. Former Rapid Transit Owners Opening Cosmic Bikes in Jefferson ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the former owners of the influential, recently shuttered Rapid Transit cycle shops are launching a new store called Cosmic Bikes in the Jefferson Park. They plan to open the shop at 4641 North Milwaukee by the end of April.

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  6. CTA Reports Huge Ridership Gains on Blue Line, Losses on South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The most ridership growth on the CTA has been on the Blue Line, in the central business district, and on the north side of Chicago. Map design adapted from an earlier version by Yonah Freemark .

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  7. CNT: There's Only One Parked Car for Every Three Units at Local BuildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Ontario and State in River North. Due to pre-TOD ordinance minimums, many downtown buildings have large pedestals of garage parking, much of which is unused.

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  8. "RIDE" Highlights the Need to Make Safer Streets for Chicago CyclistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We don't usually cover the performing arts here at Streetsblog Chicago, but I thought our readers would want to know about the original play "RIDE," written by Neil Connelly, which discusses local bike safety issues, focusing on the aftermath of a fatal crash. The entire play is set in an Uptown bike store.

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  9. West Side Residents Tell CDOT Where New Bikeways Should Be BuiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last night the Chicago Department of Transportation held a meeting at the Austin neighborhood library to get feedback from residents on which routes should be prioritized as the city builds out the planned bike network on the West Side. A second West Side public input meeting takes place tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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  10. RTA Report: CTA Runs an Efficient Transit System Compared to Peer AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This week, rapid transit headaches in Washington, D.C. and the Bay Area highlighted the need for better maintenance of U.S. public transportation infrastructure. However, a new report from Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority suggests that the CTA is in a little better shape than its peers.

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  11. What's the Best Way to Provide "Great Airport Transit" to O'Hare?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Earlier this month public transit consultant Jarrett Walker ran a post on his blog Human Transit that's highly relevant to Chicago as we weigh the pros and cons of Mayor Emanuel's proposal for an express train to O'Hare. In Walker's article " Keys to Great Airport Transit ," he argues that certain elements are crucial for providing useful and financially sustainable public transportation access.

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  12. Active Trans May Launch a Petition Drive to Keep The 606 Open 24/7Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    While many people would like to commute after 11 p.m. on The 606, it's currently illegal to do so. Photo: John Greenfield [The Chicago Reader recently launched a new weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield.

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  13. Can the Next Regional Plan Be More Effective Than Go to 2040?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The GO TO 2040 regional plan says we should encourage transit use, but CMAP's policy would allow road binging projects if they cost a minimum of $100 million, while applying a $250 million threshold on other project types. Photo: David Grant This is the second post in a two-part series on the upcoming ON TO 2050 regional plan.

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  14. Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crashes Are All Too Common in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 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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  15. CMAP Launches Input Process for Go To 2050, Chicago's Next Regional PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This is part one of a two-part series about ON TO 2050, the new comprehensive regional plan for Chicagoland. The official planning agency for the Chicagoland region is looking for your big ideas on what the region should look like - and how it could get there - in 2050.

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  16. Cool Mexico City Bike and Public Space Initiatives I'd Love to See in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Despite Mexico City's reputation as one of the most congested and polluted cities on earth, the metropolis has one of the best public transportation systems in the Western Hemisphere and many beautiful parks, plazas, and other public spaces. And in recent years, the Distrito Federal, or D.F., as Mexico City is called in Spanish, has taken steps to encourage bicycling and open up more street space to pedestrians as part of an effort to create a healthier, more livable city.

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  17. Critics Say the O'Hare Express Plan Is Lousy. Could CrossRail Improve It?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 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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  18. We Need Your Help to Win a $25K Grant From The Chicago Community TrustRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Chicago Community Trust is a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the Chicago Region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. In keeping with their mission, last year they generously offered Streetsblog Chicago a $25K challenge grant so that we could reboot our website and continue advocating for better transportation options for Chicagoland.

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  19. Active Trans Celebrates 30 Years With a New Commitment to Healthy StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    For three decades, the Active Transportation Alliance has been advocating for better conditions for bicycling and, in recent years, walking and transit. They marked their 30th anniversary with a fundraiser on Monday at Germania Place, and more than 250 supporters turned out to celebrate the occasion.

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  20. Legalizing 24/7 Commuting on The Bloomingdale Trail Would Make It SaferRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last summer, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman told me that, according to the park district code, it's legal to commute on the Bloomingdale Trail at all times of day. But in the wake of the mugging of a cyclist on the greenway last Friday night, the agency seems to have flip-flopped on the issue - a spokeswoman implied that the 2.7-mile facility is closed between 11 p.m. and 6 p.m. However, if it was open 24/7, that would improve safety because there would more "eyes on the trail."

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