Mary Wisniewski Recent Posts STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Pickups and SUVs are driving the pedestrian death epidemic. But the tide may be turning. By Mary Wisniewski | Jun 9, 2022 | No Comments While big vehicles are safer for people on the inside, they're more deadly for those on the outside. But there's a movement to require safer automobile designs and create disincentives to owning oversized vehicles. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Can we Humanely Improve Conditions on Transit? By Mary Wisniewski | Feb 28, 2022 | No Comments Now is not the time for the nation’s second-largest public transit system to go backwards, with conditions that scare people away people from using buses and trains. STREETSBLOG CHICAGO Remember the Crosstown? Here’s the story of Chicago’s successful 1970s freeway revolt By Mary Wisniewski | Jul 12, 2021 | No Comments Fifty years ago, Charlie Roche, an Irish immigrant who loved growing roses and working with his hands, got a flier on his front porch warning him that his house might be destroyed to build a freeway.