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How a Chicago Pick-Up Driver Miraculously Saved A Transit Rider From Serious Injury

It was chicken soup for the sustainable transportation reporter's soul to hear of a quick-thinking motorist protecting a CTA user from grievous harm.

February 21, 2024

Chicago takes steps to help ensure free New Years Eve transit service won’t be terrible again this year

The grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action says they're "cautiously optimistic" about the CTA's NYE plan.

December 29, 2023

Distracted Off-Duty Cop Jumped Curb and Killed Chicago Woman On Sidewalk

It's infuriating that a person who was entrusted to help keep the public safe was reckless enough to take her eyes off the road while driving to pick up a phone, with tragic consequences.

December 8, 2023

Chicago’s First-Ever City Civics Day Encourages Engagement and Activism

Streetsblog attended the breakout session "How to create active, sustainable, safe streets."

November 7, 2023

Historian Sherman ‘Dilla’ Thomas: The More Chicago Improves Its Transit, the Better Life on the South and West Sides Will Be

Thomas made his remarks at the Ventra electronic fare payment system's 10 year anniversary celebration.

October 4, 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

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

Chicago’s Downtown NASCAR Race Glorified Drivers, Ignored the Needs of Others

The Chicago and Illinois transportation departments, and the Chicago Park District, have gone out of their way to minimize the effect the race will have on local drivers, largely ignoring people on foot, bikes, and transit.

June 30, 2023

Chicago Considers ‘Mobility Hubs’

Could small multimodal transportation nodes help connect the Windy City?

June 15, 2023