Courtney Cobbs Recent Posts STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Creating a Body-Inclusive Cycling Community By Courtney Cobbs | May 14, 2020 | No Comments A person's body size or weight has no bearing on their worth as a human being. Bike culture should reflect that. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Equity, Open Streets and the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery By Courtney Cobbs | May 12, 2020 | No Comments For Black and Brown people to feel completely safe walking, biking, or just existing in public space, we need to make fundamental changes in the way our society is structured. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO We Must Act Now to Prevent a Post-COVID Spike in Driving By Courtney Cobbs | Apr 30, 2020 | No Comments We need to make walking, biking, and transit safer and more appealing, or we're going to see an increase in driving, congestion, pollution and crashes once the Stay at Home order is lifted. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Leaders from SF, Philly, Duluth and Bogotá discuss open streets as a public health strategy By Courtney Cobbs | Apr 9, 2020 | No Comments Having supportive city officials has been key to opening opening up streets to people during the COVID-19 crisis. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO What legacy will you leave? By Courtney Cobbs | Apr 2, 2020 | No Comments In addition to a pandemic, we are living through the climate crisis. We can't go back to how things were before the "Stay at Home" order largely emptied our streets. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Pedaling during a pandemic: How to make cycling part of your self-care routine By Courtney Cobbs | Mar 19, 2020 | No Comments The coronavirus threat is a crisis, but it's also an opportunity to discover or rediscover the physical, mental, and emotional health benefits of cycling. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO How To De-Prioritize Driving and Create Child-Friendly Streets By Courtney Cobbs | Mar 13, 2020 | No Comments Decision-makers worry about inconveniencing motorists, but we should instead focus on making it safer to transport children without driving, and creating streets where kids can safely spend time. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO How Can Chicago Support the E-bike Revolution? By Courtney Cobbs | Mar 9, 2020 | No Comments E-bikes are useful for people who need to travel long distances and those with mobility challenges, and they can help broaden the appeal of cycling. How can we help to encourage use? STREETSBLOG USA How to See Every Driver As A Future Cyclist By Courtney Cobbs | Feb 12, 2020 | No Comments Or transit-user. Or walker. Or sustainable transportation acolyte of any kind.