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Do You Bike Around Little Village? Weigh In On Where The City Should Put New Bike Lanes

The city is considering adding bike lanes to 19th Street along the south branch of the Chicago River near the Stevenson and several other places in the neighborhood.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Unprotected Bike Lanes, Lower Speed Limit For Cars Coming To Stretch Of Erie Street In West Town

CDOT has designated Erie from Damen Avenue to Noble Street a neighborhood greenway. Officials had no updates on a proposal to build protected bike lanes on Wood Street in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stop Signs Added To Deadly Stretch Of Milwaukee Avenue After 2 Cyclists Killed In Irving Park

Neighbors say protected bike lanes and speed cameras are still needed on Milwaukee Avenue to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Electric Scooters Are Back For Good As Divvy Launches 1st Docked Scooter Stations

Divvy has retrofitted more than 230 docked stations to accommodate scooters, bikes and e-bikes in and near Downtown. There will be 1,000 scooters in service by the end of June.

Downtown

Lane Closures On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Stony Island Avenue Coming Soon As Part Of Obama Center-Related Road Work

One southbound lane on DuSable Lake Shore Drive will be closed from 57th to Hayes drives starting Thursday, while Stony Island Avenue will see lane closures near the Obama Presidential Center construction site starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A ‘Bike Path To Nowhere’ Along Busy West Side Corridor Has Caused Chaos And Confusion, Residents Say

The city didn't consult residents before adding a short bike lane on Jackson Boulevard that is causing traffic jams through Columbus Park. Residents said it would be better suited on a wider West Side street.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Plan To Turn Rogers Park’s Glenwood Avenue Into A One-Way Moves Forward After Years Of Crashes

City officials have endorsed a plan to turn Glenwood Avenue north of Devon Avenue into a one-way street and are seeking neighbor feedback on the proposal.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Pedestrian Tunnel Under DuSable Lake Shore Drive Closed After Concrete Crumbles

Crews are assessing the damage to the pedestrian underpass to see how long it will need to be closed, officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

A Bicyclist Won A 6-Figure Lawsuit After She Was Doored. Advocates Say It Can Shift How Chicagoans View Bike Safety

“I feel vindicated,” the bicyclist said after a jury ruled in her favor in a civil lawsuit last week. “I got justice.”

Citywide

Improvements Are Coming To 79th Street. Here’s How Auburn Gresham Neighbors Can Weigh In

A myriad of improvements, ranging from updated sidewalks to site furniture, are in store for the 79th Street Corridor.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Black Ice Injuries Add More Stress To Already Overwhelmed Chicago Hospitals

When one resident went to the emergency room Sunday, her wait was close to 14 hours. “The nurses were telling us that between the COVID surge and the black ice, there were just no beds."

Citywide

Lawndale Resident Who Helped Bring Back The Ogden Avenue Bus Honored By Transit Equity Group

Rochelle Jackson fought for years to get the city to revive the No. 157 bus. Her efforts to expand public transit, cycling and walkability on the West Side are being recognized by the Active Transportation Alliance.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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
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