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  1. Navy Pier Flyover Is Delayed, But Here's How We Can Immediately Improve Bike/Ped AccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Instead of making us wait until mid-2019 for the entire flyover to open, the city should convert a lane of lower LSD to a protected bike lane, as Steven Vance proposed five years ago. Rendering: Erich Stenzel Welp, don't say we didn't warn you that the Navy Pier Flyover might not be completed on schedule.

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  2. Join Us on Wednesday 9/25 for a Meetup at Cole's BarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    This month Streetsblog Chicago will hold a reader meetup at Cole's Bar in Logan Square, one of my favorite all-purpose taverns in the city. 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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  3. Should Chicago Roll Out the Red Carpet for Dockless Bike-Share?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Dockless bike-share has been booming in other bike-friendly burghs like Seattle and Washington, D.C., but so far there has been a notable radio silence from the city of Chicago as to whether it's open to this new technology coming to our town. With dockless bike-share, there's no need for expensive docking stations to secure the bikes.

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  4. A Map of All New the Bikeways Built in Chicago This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    During Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term in office, the Chicago Department of Transportation installed about 100 miles of buffered and protected bike lanes . In spring 2016 the mayor announced a more modest goal of installing 50 miles of bikeways by 2019 .

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  5. The CTA Is Partly to Blame for Chicago's Lack of East-West Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    There are almost no east-west bike lanes on the dense, 3.5-mile-wide swath of the city between Armitage/Cortland and Lawrence, which includes the nearly two-mile 312 RiverRun corridor. It appears that the CTA is partly to blame.

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  6. Official: Reilly Jumped the Gun on Navy Pier Flyover WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    A recent announcement by downtown alderman Brendan Reilly that the second phase of Navy Pier Flyover construction was about to begin was premature, according to a city official. In an email to residents on Friday, Reilly stated that Phase II of the $60 million bike/ped bridge, the section between the Ogden Slip and the Chicago River - which was supposed to start this summer - would begin this week.

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  7. Univision Highlights Lynda Lopez's Anti-Displacement WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Univision recently highlighted 20 young Latino leaders from cities across the country to show how, during an era when the value of immigration is being questioned, "the urban world today needs Latinos." Juan Pablo Garnham interviewed Streetsblog reporter Lynda Lopez , who also works at the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council doing youth outreach and volunteers with Grassroots Illinois Action , about her work to prevent the displacement of low-to-moderate-income Chicagoans from neighborhoods with rising property values, property taxes, rents, including the area around the Bloomingdale Trail, aka The 606.

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  8. Finally! Washington Protected Lane Is Being Extended EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Looking east on Washington east of Wabash. The new bus boarding island will a get oen or two standard CTA bus shelters instead of a Loop Link station.

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  9. Riders on "What Critical Mass Means to Me"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Critical Mass riders assemble at Daley Plaza for to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the monthly rides. Photo: John Greenfield Due to word count limitations in my Chicago Reader column about the history and influence of Chicago Critical Mass on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the monthly rides, I wasn't able to include many quotes from riders I interviewed before, during, and after last Friday's ride.

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  10. The Most Impactful Public Infrastructure Investments Are Ones That Change BehaviorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    There is a lot of construction around the Morgan station, which is attributed as fomenting some of the development. Photo: Daniel Ronan The CTA's Morgan Green and Pink Line station has impacted the real estate market, and a recent panel hosted by the Urban Land Institute set out to find just how much.

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  11. Chicago Critical Mass Turns 20 - Is It Still Needed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    During the 20th anniversary ride, Critical Mass participants took over Lake Shore Drive for the first time in years. Photo: Milos Otic [Streetsblog editor John Greenfield publishes a weekly transportation column in the Chicago Reader.

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  12. Remembering Urban Planner and Activist Alma ZamudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Alma earned a BA in urban planning and public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was a graduate student in the university's Master of Urban Planning and Policy program. She campaigned for a variety of causes, including affordable housing, early childhood education, and labor rights.

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  13. A Cheat Sheet to the "Chicago Tonight" Bike Issues DiscussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    I had a great time discussing recent bicycling issues on WTTW's current affairs show "Chicago Tonight" with host Phil Ponce for a segment that aired last night. In case you're short on time, here's a list of the topics we covered.

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  14. The CTA Just Turned 70 - Here's a Rundown of Their Big Upcoming ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    On Sunday the CTA celebrated the 70th anniversary of the launching of the agency as the owner and operator of what is today's CTA bus and 'L' train service. The festivities included live music by subway buskers, vintage bus and train rides on the agency's Heritage Fleet around the Loop, and an appearance by Lee Crooks, the voiceover artist who records the announcements for the 'L'.

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  15. Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Struck Steven T. Brown, 52, in Back of the YardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck 52-year-old Steven T. Brown in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sunday, September 24. According to the Chicago Police Department, on the day of the crash a person flagged down officers in the 1500 block of West 47th Street and reported that Brown had been hit by a westbound motorist. The police saw the victim lying in the middle of the street with head and body injuries.

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  16. Don't You Forget About Me: Lots of Changes Proposed to North Shore Bus ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Pace Suburban Bus and the CTA have teamed up to study bus service on the Chicago region's North Shore, the setting of countless John Hughes teen comedies. The objectives of the are to improve bus service and coordination in the area by studying existing travel demands and reviewing new developments in the region to improve, or modify service.

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  17. Dempster Diving: A Look at the Upcoming Pace Pulse Bus RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Planning has also begun for the Dempster route, which will be the next in the series. bus also operates daily between the Kiss 'N Fly lot and the intersection of Archer and Harlem Avenues on the border of southwest suburban Summit and the Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood, near Midway Airport.

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  18. Female LDS Missionaries Talk About Proselytizing on PedalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] Some folks ride bicycles in Chicago for exercise, while others do it to reduce their carbon footprint. Amanda Aamodt and Emily McCrary pedal for a higher purpose; biking, they say, is the most affordable and efficient way to spread their faith to others around the city.

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  19. West Siders Discuss What Role, If Any, Police Should Play in Vision Zero EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    At the second of three West Side Vision Zero community input meetings held this week, residents discussed what they'd part they'd like to see the police play in their communities as part of the city's campaign to eliminate traffic deaths by 2026. During the hearing at Garfield Park's Legler Library, some argued that, due to the department's documented issues with civil rights abuses, the police shouldn't be involved with Vision Zero at all.

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  20. Closing Trails for Fancy Events Sends the Wrong MessageRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2017 | Streets Blog Chicago

    Off-street trails can have many benefits for residents. They serve as car-free transportation corridors, make it easier for people to get physical activity, provide recreational opportunities for youth and families, and can promote social integration, encouraging people of different backgrounds and incomes to interact.

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