Learn about the NetherlandsBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Streetsblog talked with Bart Twaalfhoven, consul general of the Netherlands in the Midwest, about some of the differences between the Netherlands and Chicago when it comes to road safety.
City launches income-based traffic fine pilot, halving the fees for low-income residentsBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Eligible residents can also eliminate all debt by paying off the original fine on tickets received within the last three years.
Why is Chicago Making it Easier to Drive to the Airport?By Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
In this age of climate change and high gas prices, Chicago needs to focus on making it easier for people to get where they need to go without a car. So why did the City Council recently approve a land deal that will encourage more people to drive to and around O’Hare Airport?
Hardware store owner blames bike lanes, not his own lack of business savvy, for falling salesBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Chicago shop keeper claims that the repurposing of car storage into a curbside bike lane has “ruined” his 75 year old hardware store
Notes from Medellín: Infrastructure Reduces Violence?By Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
A 2012 research project conducted in Medellín, Colombia examined the impact of the built environment on reducing violence and fostering societal trust.
Who’s protecting and maintaining Chicago’s protected bike lanes?By Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Sadly, it seems that many bike lane obstructions are still going unaddressed, which can put people on bikes in danger.
The solar-powered e-bike project SunPedal Ride makes a pit stop in ChicagoBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Sushil Reddy, the brains behind the SunPedal Ride, talks about why he's crossing the country on two wheels, with a solar assist.
What it was like being part of Better Streets Chicago’s people-protected bike lane protestBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
We need a citywide network of barrier-protected bike lanes and we needed it years ago.
New Illinois legislation is a step forward in reducing vulnerable road user deathsBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
The legislation requires IDOT to conduct a traffic study following "the occurrence of any [crash] involving a pedestrian fatality that occurs at an intersection of a state highway."
Chicago transportation advocates weigh in on car-centric federal infrastructure billBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
The increased investment in walking, biking, and transit is great, but these investments are at risk of being outweighed by an increase in roadway expansion.
What political realities must we overcome to create a protected bike lane network?By Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
The Active Transportation Alliance recently held a discussion on what it will take to create more safe bike infrastructure in Chicago. Aldermen Daniel LaSpata (1st), Andre Vasquez (40th), and Matt Martin (47th) were featured speakers.
Chicago announces equitable transit-oriented development pilot programBy Courtney Cobbs | | No Comments
Last fall the city of Chicago released the Equitable Transit Oriented Development Policy Plan. Transit-oriented development is high-density, parking-lite development near rapid and/or high-frequency train or bus service.