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  1. Chicago Ave. Lanes Should be Repurposed as Bus LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Two neighborhood business groups have recommended that the city install buffered bike lanes on Chicago Avenue . Bus lanes, not bike lanes, however, would serve far more people.

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  2. Allegedly Drunk Driver Fatally Struck Leroy Torrence, 63, in Englewood SaturdayRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The driver who struck and killed 63-year-old Leroy Torrence in Englewood last Satuday night has been charged with aggravated DUI. A bond hearing was held Tuesday for the driver, 21-year-old Deshonnette Morrison.

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  3. Donate $100, Get a Free Pint at Our 7/5 Reader Appreciation Party at RevBrew's TaproomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    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 Saturday, July 1, at midnight and win that grant, because we need that funding to keep publishing into 2018 and beyond.

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  4. United Center Streetscape Is a Tie at Best for Cyclists, But a Win for PedestriansRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Damen Avenue on the west side of the United Center is fairly chaotic and totally jammed with cars after Bulls and Blackhawks games, concerts, and other special events. Much of this disorder and congestion is caused by attendees making a poor decision by bringing their cars to the stadium.

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  5. Eyes on the Street: Swapping Parking for Customer Seating Is Good BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    More and more, merchants are beginning to understand that their bottom line depends less on the number of vehicles they can park than the number of customers they can accommodate. As such, we're seeing a positive trend towards restaurant, coffee shop, and bar owners owners choosing up asphalt for cars to provide seating for patrons.

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  6. Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Eric Judge, 23, in Wicker ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The hit-and-run driver who fatally struck 23-year-old pedestrian Eric Judge last weekend in Wicker Park is still at large. At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Judge was crossing northbound in the 2000 block of West Division, in the heart of the neighborhood's busy Division Street nightlife area, according to police.

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  7. CDOT Presented Awards to Advocates at Today's Soggy, Fun Bike to Work RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This morning's dismal weather didn't seem to dampen people's spirits at the annual Bike to Work Rally, the traditional kickoff for Chicago's Bike Week . The highlight of the event was a rain-soaked live rendition of youth education center Blackstone Bicycle Works ' awesome new Rhymefest-produced safety video " Stay in Your Lane ," featuring kids holding up colorful cardboard cutouts of bike wheels and cycles.

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  8. Daily Traffic Violence Harms More People Than Intentional Truck and Car AttacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Following a vehicle attack in May, New York City police installed metal fences and concrete barriers along blocks of Times Square. Photo: Richard Drew / AP [The Chicago Reader publishes a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield .

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  9. Eyes on the Street: Ogle the Wilson Station's Translucent Canopy from the SkyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    What you're seeing isn't a typical "Eyes on the Street" because we got our "eyes" up in the air with the new Streetsblog Chicago Traffic Chopper to check in on the reconstruction of the CTA's Wilson 'L' station in Uptown. The project, which began in 2014, will make the train stop fully accessible to people with disabilities, add a new entrance on Sunnyside, and enable transfers between Red and Purple lines for the first time.

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  10. Willie Brown, Charles Marohn Headlined the Transport Chicago ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Transport Chicago Conference is an annual event held in Chicago for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to meet and exchange ideas and best practices based on trends around the world. The event was first held in 1986 as the Metropolitan Conference on Public Transportation Research.

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  11. At Long Last, the City Releases the Chicago Vision Zero Action PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Back in September 2016, when the city of Chicago announced it would finally be releasing a formal, data-driven, interdepartmental Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026, Streetblog's headline was " Better Late Than Never ." After all peer cities like New York have had Vision Zero plans for years, so we've got some catching up to do.

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  12. People for Bikes' "Bike Network Analysis" Gave...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    So far Chicago only has a BNAS rating of 33 out of 100 possible points. High-stress streets are shown in red and low-stress streets are shown in blue.

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  13. Chicago's 'L' Train Turned 125 Years Old Yesterday...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated the 125th anniversary of the 'L' yesterday by bringing out rapid transit cars built in 1923 and in 1976. The Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Company commenced "Alley L" service on June 6, 1892, in an alley east of State Street between Congress Parkway and 39th Street, according to the CTA .

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  14. Driver Fatally Struck Cyclist Louis Smith, 56, in East Garfield ParkRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last night motorist struck and killed 56-year-old Louis Smith as he bicycled in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. At about 8:35 p.m. Smith was biking north on the 100 block of North Homan Avenue, on the east side of the Garfield Park green space, police said.

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  15. Today's Headlines for Tuesday, June 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our July 1 deadline in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Reader donations and ad renewals have been coming in steadily, we've gotten a few large gifts from some of our most loyal readers, and a couple other major contributions are likely to materialize in the near future.

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  16. With No Place to Grind Legally, BMXers Have Damaged Navy Pier Flyover StoneworkRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    The Navy Pier Flyover is literally taking longer to build than the Golden Gate Bridge , but unfortunately it's already getting deconstructed. Streetsblog reader Lowell Nelson says BMX riders have discovered that new stonework built by the Ohio Street underpass to the Lakefront Trail as part of the flyover project is suitable for rail riding, and they've been causing damage.

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  17. Driver Killed Edith Guevara, 58, Injured 2 Others in Portage ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last Friday in Portage Park, a driver struck another car, then hit two pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing 58-year-old Edith Guevara and injuring the driver of the second vehicle and the other pedestrian. At about 9 p.m. the first driver, a 65-year-old woman in a 2002 Toyota, was heading west on the 4700 block of West Addison when she struck a 2006 Toyota SUV that was turning south on Keating, driven by a 28-year-old woman, according to police.

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  18. Join Us This Wednesday a Meetup on the Robey Hotel's RooftopRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    For this week's Streetsblog Chicago reader meetup, we're heading to Wicker Park for a hangout session at the Up & Up, the rooftop bar at the Robey Hotel in the Northwest Tower, aka the Coyote Tower. The near-panoramic views from this 13th floor venue are sure to delight anyone with an interest in urban planning.

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  19. The Black Power Bike Ride: A Journey Through the South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last Sunday I set out with a group of enthusiastic cyclists of color on a mission to ride our bicycles six miles from Chicago's Back of the Yards community to the burial site of Ida B. Wells at Oak Woods Cemetery in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Organized by members of the #LetUsBreathe Collective and myself, our intent was to ride out to reclaim a past and history that has rarely been taught accurately and to honor the life and contributions of Wells, a legendary anti-lynching activist, suffragist, and NAACP co-founder.

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  20. Divvy Will Be a Subject of a Bike-Share Equity Study; CDOT Announces Free Cycling ClassesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Bicycling Ambassador Emme Williams demosntrates the "power start" cycling technique at an adult cycling class at Keddeny King College last year. Photo: CDOT Along with Philadelphia's Indego and New York's Citi Bike bike-share systems, Portland State University researchers have been studying Divvy system, looking at the barriers to riding for low-income individuals and people of color.

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