Chicago’s dearth of accessible signals is “a huge pain in the ass,” says legally blind artist and musician Andy Slater.
Category: On Transportation
Dibs is just an excuse to privatize public parking through implied threats. We need to eradicate it.
Here’s how we can build a citywide protected bike lane network
In some ways the city’s surprise announcement last month that it’s spending $17 million in funds from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Works infrastructure program to build or upgrade 100 miles of bike lanes in 2021 and 2022 was welcome news. But there are also some disappointing aspects of the plan, which I’ll get to in […]
DuSable Drive opponents said the issue wasn’t about race. The numbers speak for themselves.
Survey data and the vote breakdown on DuSable Drive showed a sharp racial divide in support.
Mission accomplished: John Kass has been deplatformed
Yes, it’s part of the tragic gutting of the Tribune. But John Kass’s departure is still good news.
Local leaders and advocates agree: Biden’s $2T infrastructure package would be great for Chicago transportation
Biden’s $2T infrastructure package would dramatically beef up funding for transit, vehicle electrification, and Amtrak.
We should rename Chicago’s shoreline highway DuSable Drive, but we don’t have to drop LSD
Renaming the landmark for Chicago’s Black founder would be a game-changer, but we can still also refer to Lake Shore Drive by its iconic appellation.
How ancient Jewish religious law influenced the design of a bike bridge in West Rogers Park
The span includes a special portal to Chicago’s strict Orthodox community.
This COVID Chicago winter doesn’t have to suck
Fire pits, winter sports, and other ideas to lift your spirits this winter
A challenging and memorable bike ride around Chicago’s exact city limits
Cycling, sightseeing, and snacking from Rogers Park to Edison Park, Mount Greenwood to Hegewisch
The Simplified, Citywide Mellow Chicago Bike Map
A newly expanded guide to chill cycling routes in the city and beyond
Pandemic pedestrian activity and COVID-19 cycling
Would an East Bay-style Slow Streets program be beneficial in Chicago during the coronavirus crisis? It depends on whom you ask.
How to avoid being a livable streets jerk
Thoughtful transportation advocacy requires intersectionality and a willingness to listen.
The Manhattan project
NYC sped up buses by limiting cars’ access. Let’s do that in Chicago.
Making a transfer
2019 was a year of new beginnings in Chicago, and transportation was no exception.