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  1. MPC and Active Trans Disagree About Rauner's Plan to Widen the StevensonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 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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  2. "Gray Line" Advocate Mike Payne Wants Rapid Service on Metra Electric LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Mike Payne is advocating for CTA 'L'-like service on the Metra Electric District branches to Pullman and South Chicago via Hyde Park and South Shore. The idea of Metra running its Hyde Park and South Chicago-bound Electric District line more like a CTA 'L' line may be gaining traction.

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  3. Proposed Development Will Make Blue Line's Grand Stop a TOD HotspotRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Yet another developer is becoming prolific at creating mixed-used, transit-oriented developments. Mark Sutherland has proposed a new TOD building called River West Flats , first revealed by Curbed in August, at 710 W. Grand Ave., one block east of the Grand Blue Line station in the River West neighborhood.

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  4. City Will Select Engineering Team Next Month to Brainstorm O'Hare ExpressRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    It looks like there may actually be some traction for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's grand plan for express rail service to O'Hare Airport. Yesterday the city announced that by March it will select an engineering team to develop conceptual develop conceptual designs, including routes and terminal options.

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  5. CTA Ridership Report: Train Use Hits Record Levels, Bus Ridership Still FallingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Today the CTA released some generally good news about ridership, heralding 2015 as the highest-ever recorded year for rail use. Meanwhile there was only a minor dip in bus ridership compared to last year , which means a three-year decline in bus use is leveling off.

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  6. Once Again, the South Shore Line Is Standing in the Way of Bike ProgressRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last August, the board of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District did the right thing by voting to dramatically reduce the wait until customers are allowed to bring bikes on South Shore Line trains. While NICTD had previously been talking about delaying the bikes-on-board pilot until 2021, they instead agreed to test the program this April.

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  7. Ken Dunkin Pushes for Legislation That Would Make Chicago Street Less SafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Once again, traffic enforcement cameras are being used as a political football in Chicago. Last November, 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas showed he's more interested in votes than reducing crashes and fatalities, when he led a protest against speed cameras on the 3200 block of South Archer in McKinley Park neighborhood, near the Mulberry Park green space.

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  8. The Belmont Flyover Has Federal Approval But Still Faces Other HurdlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

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  9. South Siders Spar Over Proposed Stony Island Protected Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Elihu Blanks and Waymond Smith on Stony Island, a few blocks north of the Skyway access ramps. Photo: John Greenfield [The Chicago Reader recently launched a new weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield .

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  10. CNT Study of D.C. Parking Could Pave the Way for Better Chicago PoliciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Chicago's City Council recently passed a beefed-up transit-oriented development ordinance that eliminates parking minimums for new residential buildings near transit. However, new development outside of the TOD zones still are still generally required to provide a parking space for every unit.

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  11. City Tries to Avoid Liability by Calling Bike Lanes "Recreational Property"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    At a hearing in the Circuit Court of Cook County last week, a judge denied a motion by the city of Chicago's law department to dismiss a lawsuit by a female bicyclist who was seriously injured after she struck a hole in one of the Damen bike lanes. The law department argued that the bike lane is "recreational property" and, as such, the city should have limited liability.

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  12. Union Station Plan Moves Forward and Megabus is Moving Pick-Up LocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    It looks like plans to renovate Union Station are on track. On Wednesday, City Council passed an ordinance that will move the Union Station Master Plan forward by authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between the Chicago Department of Transportation, Metra, the Regional Transportation Authority, and Amtrak.

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  13. Slow Roll Chicago Mourns the Loss of Member Marian Hayes to a Traffic CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Slow Roll Chicago member Marian Hayes, an artist, educator, gallery curator, poet, and jazz DJ, died last Sunday, two days after being struck by a driver while walking in the Ashburn neighborhood. On Friday, January 8, at around 5 p.m., Hayes, 61, was walking near the intersection of 87th Street and Kedzie Avenue, according to Officer Jose Estrada from Police News Affairs.

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  14. "Transit Explorer" Map Shows Nine Upcoming Transit Projects in ChicagolandRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Last week, Yonah Freemark and I published a new map called Transit Explorer , which shows all of the new transit projects that are under construction, or being planned, across United States, Mexico, and Canada. Yonah, a project manager at the Metropolitan Planning Council and author of The Transport Politic blog , collected the data and created the map.

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  15. Cold Comfort: Fines for Shoveling Scofflaws Went Up, But Not EnforcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

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  16. ITDP Says Patience Is the Watchword When It Comes to Loop Link SpeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

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  17. Eyes on the Street: Many West Side Bike Lanes Are Snow-BlockedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Streets Blog Chicago

    There was no evidence that the city attempted to clear snow from the protected bike lane on Franklin Boulevard, which normally has flexible posts, in East Garfield Park between Sacramento and Central Park Avenue . Biking on the West Side has been a mixed bag each time it's snowed this winter.

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  18. Yojimbo's Garage Owner Keeps Tabs on the Clybourn Protected LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Yojimbo's Garage owner Marcus Moore shoveled out on of the Clybourn protected lanes in front of his shop. Photo: Marcus Moore As the Chicago Department of Transportation builds more protected bike lanes, especially curb-protected lanes, it's important that these bikeways are well maintained, particularly after snowstorms.

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  19. Allegedly Drunk Driver Kills Pregnant Woman in Lawndale, Flees the SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Streets Blog Chicago

    A hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pregnant woman has been charged with a felony count of aggravated DUI and a felony count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. On Christmas Eve at about 10 p.m., Karla Leanos, 26, was crossing northbound on the 4200 block of West Ogden Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to Officer Veejay Zala from Police News Affairs.

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  20. 2015 Was a Great Year for Chicago Transportation and Public SpacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Streets Blog Chicago

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