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John Greenfield

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.

November 10, 2023

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.

November 1, 2023

Take a Virtual Ride on Chicago’s Newest Greenway

The route is partially finished between Diversey Parkway and Montrose Avenue, and it will soon extend to Berwyn Avenue.

September 16, 2023

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.

September 8, 2023

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.

August 15, 2023

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.

August 5, 2023

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.

August 3, 2023

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.

July 26, 2023

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.

July 11, 2023