Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
Teaching kids bike safety has a variety of positive effects. When kids regularly practice safe cycling, the streets become safer in the communities they live and travel through.
At the high school level, when you introduce — or reinforce — bike safety, you present key skills and information at a time when young people are more likely to ride a bike for transportation instead of pure recreation.
Also, when these teenagers eventually get behind the wheel of a car, they’re more likely to treat people biking with respect and courtesy.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:53
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:24
Speeding up buses in urban areas and attracting more riders is a difficult task if transit vehicles are constantly stuck in traffic.
Cleveland learned this lesson nearly 10 years ago and it continues to reap the benefits.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:55
Chicago should look to the West Coast as it considers investing more to speed up local buses.
Seventeen years ago, when Los Angeles County decided to give its buses priority at traffic signals, the buses experienced huge gains in speed and reliability. The county has a massive bus system that accounts for a majority of all public transportation trips.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:11
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:21
In 2012, San Francisco’s MUNI transit system implemented a revolutionary concept to America’s bus systems – pre-paid, all-door boarding for all of its street vehicles, including buses and trolleys.
Bus riders could now enter through any door of any vehicle at any time and tap their transit card on a reader that’s adjacent to the door to verify payment. Riders who don’t have transit cards could pay their fare before boarding and carry a receipt on board for proof of payment.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:08
Do you live on the Northwest Side and want to improve trails and bike routes in your neighborhood?
Would you like to learn more about supporting regional paths like a Chicago River Trail? There's still time to RSVP for our workshop on May 25 at Gompers Park Fieldhouse.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:29
Saturday’s groundbreaking on the Lakefront Trail was a great moment for everyone who enjoys one of Chicago’s most beloved — but extremely congested — public spaces.
For Saturday’s event, I joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, local philanthropist Ken Griffin, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly, Alderman Michelle Smith and others to mark the beginning of a project that will create separate trail spaces for people biking and walking on the Lakefront Trail between North Avenue and Fullerton (see photo).
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:42
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:25
Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood is one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in the entire city. The street also sees an unacceptable number of people walking and biking injured in preventable crashes.