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Tickets, Signs Not Stopping Illegal Parking In Bike Lanes Where 2 Cyclists Killed, Northwest Siders Say

Neighbors have grown frustrated waiting for concrete bike lane barriers, which are expected to be installed on the busy stretch in April. "I have seen two accidents at that intersection," one said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

‘Significant Delays’ Expected On DuSable Lake Shore Drive Through May For Obama Center Road Work

Just weeks after the busy intersection reopened, crews will close all but one lane in each direction at DuSable Lake Shore and 57th drives for about two months.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sauganash Elementary Parents Want To Make A Busy School Intersection Safer

A crossing guard could come to the intersection if Chicago Public Schools decides it's safe — although the district removed a guard that was stationed there because of the traffic concerns.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Promontory Point Repairs Get $5 Million Boost From City As Officials Pledge To Preserve Its Iconic Limestone

The funding kicks off the planning and design process for the Point, which may soon be named a Chicago landmark. City and federal agencies will seek design proposals to preserve its "historic nature" later this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Northwest Side’s Busy, Dangerous Intersections Get New Speed Cameras

Speed cameras have been added in Jefferson Park, Dunning and along Milwaukee Avenue in front of Schurz High School, close to where drivers hit and killed two cyclists.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Gave 500 Free Bikes To Chicagoans. Here’s How You Can Get One Next Year

Residents with low incomes in neighborhoods with low mobility are eligible when applications open again early next year.


Construction Starts On Curb-Protected Bike Lanes, Bus-Only Lane On Edgewater’s Clark Street

City officials decided to overhaul the project after people complained the bike lane's original design did not do enough to improve safety for people on the road.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Life And Death In Chicago’s Most Dangerous Bike Lane

In Chicago’s busiest bike lane along Milwaukee Avenue, there have been 50 reported crashes and three deaths since 2020 as cyclists navigate the city’s patchwork approach to safety.


CTA Closes Bus Stops Near Obama Center Site, But They’re Still Being Used Despite Unsafe Conditions

Passengers at the closed bus stops have to navigate around construction cones, debris and concrete barriers just steps from traffic as drivers pick them up.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Come To Milwaukee Avenue On Northwest Side, But Some Are Already Damaged

The barriers have so far been installed sporadically from Addison to Kenneth and replace the painted bike lane and flexi posts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Augusta Boulevard Protected Bike Lane In Ukrainian Village Delayed Until Spring

The lanes would run between Milwaukee and Western avenues. The plan would also shorten pedestrian crosswalks and lower speed limits on that stretch of Augusta.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Obama Center Road Work Will Cause Big Traffic Changes Starting Monday

Closures on Hayes Drive, lane reductions on Cornell Drive and other traffic changes in Jackson Park will go in effect Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Outdoor Dining Comes To 71st Street Right As Fall Hits — But Curbside Patios Will Return And Expand Next Year, Officials Say

"We don’t have many dine-in restaurants in South Shore," so new patios will help fill that gap by allowing on-site dining at takeout restaurants, the South Shore Chamber's director said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Webster Avenue Bridge Construction Will Wrap By End Of November, Officials Say

The 100-year-old bridge connects Bucktown and Lincoln Park over the Chicago River. It's been fully closed to traffic for more than a year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Look Out, Drivers: Bridge Lifts Along The Chicago River Are Back Wednesdays And Saturdays

Bridges along the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Ashland Avenue will be raised on Saturdays and Wednesdays until mid-November.


Uptown’s Clifton Avenue Gets Decorative String Lighting, The First Allowed Over A Public Street In Chicago

The decorative lighting hangs over the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery near the Wilson Red Line stop.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City’s ‘Open Boulevards’ Series Returns In Bronzeville, Logan Square And North Lawndale

Sections of boulevards in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be closed to vehicles so residents can walk, bike, socialize, eat food and more.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Traffic-Calming Infrastructure Is Needed To Make Garfield Boulevard Safer, Neighbors Say As City Prepares South Side ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

Neighbors shared ideas for preventing crashes along Washington Park's Garfield Boulevard, including adding pedestrian bumpouts, improved street crossings, protected bike lanes and public art.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Could Become A Car-Free Public Plaza

Catalpa Avenue between Ashland and Clark is routinely closed to traffic for events like the Andersonville Farmers Market. A pedestrian plaza coming to the street could close it to cars permanently.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Pilsen, Chinatown Won’t Get Alleys Repaired This Year Due To Strike That Slowed Concrete Production

The delay in fulfilling work requests, which is also expected to affect sidewalks, is a citywide issue. But Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said his ward has alleys and sidewalks that have long needed repairs.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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