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Electric Scooters Could Hit The Streets But Are A No-Go For Sidewalks Under Proposal Set For City Council Vote

The scooters must be equipped with technology to slow them to a stop if they are ridden on sidewalks.

Citywide

Cyclists In Black Neighborhoods Are 8 Times More Likely To Be Ticketed By Cops, New Study Shows

Over 90 percent of tickets are for riding on the sidewalk. But on the South and West sides, where bike infrastructure is lacking, riding can be dangerous — and it's kept cycling from catching on, advocates said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Alfresco Program Debuts In Uptown Just As Outdoor Dining Season Comes To A Close

Some business groups have been frustrated with the pace of the program's rollout, but each space can remain for up to three years, a city spokesman said. Several are still on track to make their debut this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Avenue Upgrades Will Include Better Lighting, Public Seating To Bring Soul City Corridor To Life

Building on community-led plans, the city's transportation department is giving one of North Austin's main economic hubs a makeover.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Edgewater’s Berger Park Getting Emergency Shoreline Work After Damaging Storms

Berger Park joins the growing number of lakefront areas to require shoreline fortification as Chicago battles erosion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

100 Miles Of New, Upgraded Bike Lanes Are Coming In Biggest Expansion In City’s History

About 9 miles of protected bike lanes will be finished by the end of the year, including two sections on the Far South Side.

Citywide

Montrose Harbor Bridges To Be Rebuilt, But Historical Features Will Remain, City Says

Four car bridges at Montrose Harbor will be reconstructed after the city's Plan Commission signed off on the project Thursday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Streetscape Upgrades Coming To 47th Street, Ashland Avenue Corridors In Back Of the Yards

Residents said they hope the upgrades include more pedestrian safety measures and potential bike lanes along Ashland Avenue.

Back of the Yards

Tour Dunning On Two Wheels Saturday To Celebrate Neighborhood’s New E-Bike Divvy Stations

Locals can use their own bikes or Divvy bikes for the 8-mile ride. There will be refreshments from Eli's Cheesecake.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Buffered Bike Lanes, Metra Fencing And Smoother Roads Coming To South Shore’s 71st Street

The improvements are part of a year-long project to beautify 71st Street in South Shore and make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Can A Rogers Park Street Be Safer For Cyclists, Pedestrians? Make It One-Way, Neighbors Say

Parts of Glenwood Avenue have been improved in recent years, but the stretch north of Devon Avenue is crammed, leading to crashes and near-misses.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Protected Bike Lane Coming To Clark Street In Edgewater, Alderman Says

The new bike lane will connect to an existing bike lane along Clark in Andersonville. Clark Street is a "spoke route," a direct biking route to Downtown.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Promontory Point’s Limestone Should Be Fixed — Not Replaced, Locals Say As Battle To Preserve Beloved Peninsula Begins Again

Though officials intend to "save and reuse as much of the existing limestone as feasible," neighbors are concerned the city's efforts to stop lakefront erosion threaten Promontory Point's decades-old design.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Midway Plaisance In Jackson Park To Close, Cornell Drive To Be Narrowed This Summer As Part Of Obama Center Road Work

The traffic changes, set to begin Aug. 13, will be temporary as the city plans to close Cornell Drive through the park by mid-2023.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Fixes To South Side’s ‘Nightmare’ Intersection At 79th, Stony Island And South Chicago Could Be On The Way

There have been 121 crashes at or near the intersection so far this year. A study to identify transportation and environmental issues at the intersection could soon receive federal funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge To Be Demolished Wednesday, Closing Lake Shore Drive Overnight

A new, accessible overpass — similar in design to the curvy 41st Street bridge — is set to open late next year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Morgan Shoal Retaining Wall, Meant To Protect South Lakefront From Further Erosion, Will Be Complete In 6 Weeks, City Says

A new barrier wall — which will also carry the Lakefront Trail — will be built and 1,500 tons of rubble will be placed along the lakefront from 47th to 51st streets as part of the $1.5 million project.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Damen Green Line Station Will Break Ground This Summer Despite 2-Year Delay, City Says

City officials have promised a Green Line station to fill the gap between California and Ashland stops for years. The new station will right a historic wrong, Ald. Burnett said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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