In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes the transportation column for the Chicago Reader weekly paper. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and ‘L’ train.
Chicago Adovcates Rally For Barcelona-Style Superblocks
Advocates showed up in force to support the grassroots organization, which promotes safe, accessible, and equitable street design for all residents.
2023 Was Chicago’s Busiest Bikeway Installation Year Ever
Streetsblog recently caught up with CDOT Complete Streets Director David Smith for a recap of what bike infrastructure, much of it protected lanes, was built in our city this year.
50 years after it was promised, Chicago’s Red Line Extension is slated to get a $1.973B grant
And fortunately, despite what the news release stated, the RLE is still predicted to cut the commute time from 130th to the Loop by 30 minutes.
John Kezdy of The Effigies Died After Bike Crash with Amazon Van
Parking Spots are Turned into People Space as a Chicago Garage Becomes an Apartment Complex
The adaptive reuse of a 1920s parking garage at 3121 N. Broadway transformed it into new housing close to the 'L' and the Lakefront Trail.
Amtrak Cuts Bicycle Capacity Between Chicago and Milwaukee
It's a bummer that Amtrak reduced bike capacity without alerting customers, but help is on the way.
What Chicago Would Be Like With a Citywide Low-Stress Cycling Network
The 7.8 side street bike tour takes place this Sunday, August 6, at 9 a.m. leaving from Catalpa (5500 N.) and Campbell (2500 W.) avenues in Lincoln Square.
Two Chicago Drivers Crash Into Buildings; One Kills Teen
Chicagoans shouldn't have to wait until a driver strikes their building for city officials to make safety upgrades.
Check Out This Neat Map of Chicago’s Upcoming Bike Lanes
Chi Hack Night volunteer Sean MacMullan geocoded Chicago Department of Transportation bike network data and created the nifty map.