Mass Transit in Chicagoland

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This Makes Cheerleading Active Transit Awkward

Chicagoans Really Don’t Like Sitting Near People on the ‘L’, Results Show (OnLine) CHICAGO — Nearly 10,000 Chicagoans shared with us where they stand or sit on the “L” on the first day of our interactive app. We’ll have more analysis soon from the interactive, […]

Tawani staffers, Moore, and Pritzker at the ribbon cutting. Pritzker is using a replica of a sabre owned by General Philip Sheridan. Image courtesy of the 49th Ward.

Powerful Women 3, Snarky Males 0

Background Reading New Pritzker Project Is Basically A Transit-Ignoring Development | Streetsblog Chicago (PDF) Pritzker: My New Garage Will Fight Congestion, Is a Symbol of Democracy | Streetsblog Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways I am beginning to really enjoy the fact […]

The city's first curb-protected bike lanes were installed this week in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

When ‘Making A Statement’ Gets Tiresome

Background Reading   TakeAways It is always startling to read that a committed member of the Urban Cycling Movement whose bicycle advocacy organization represents itself as the spokesman for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit users should be so negative towards the […]

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The Poor Deserve A Better Mass Transit System

Background Reading Here’s what it’s like to ride San Francisco’s $6 private bus | Grist (PDF) Summary Not too long ago, I wrote about a new bus that arrived in San Francisco. It was a fancy bus made by and for the […]

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Mass Transit : All Is Not ‘Sweetness And Light’

Background Reading Boston MBTA Chief: Take This Transit System and Shove It – The Daily Beast (PDF) Excerpts from Beverly Scott’s 26-minute press conference Feb. 10 – CommonWealth Magazine (PDF) Summary TakeAways To listen to the likes of StreetsBlog tell it, Mass […]

A taxi drives down a bus lane in Washington, D.C. Franklyn Cater/NPR

HOW CAN CITIES REVERSE URBAN SPRAWL, INCREASE TRANSIT USE, REDUCE EMISSIONS?

Background Reading How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions? (PDF) Low Crime Rates In Large Cities Support Multi-Modal Planning and Smart Growth (PDF) Smart Growth and Transportation (PDF) Summary Urbanists keep wondering how to reverse ‘Urban Sprawl‘. Well the […]

Metropolitan Transit Woes

Background Reading Chicagoans spend 71 hours a year stuck in traffic, agency says (PDF) Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says (PDF) FOX 32 News Chicago Summary As much as cyclists would like to point the finger at […]

Actually, sledding across 79th Street might have been faster (Kris Arnold/flickr)

This Bus is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – 10:30 AM By Kate Hinds Source: Transportation Nation This year’s Pokey for New York City’s slowest bus line goes to the M79, with an average speed of 3.2 miles per hour. “I’d think twice before […]

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messing with my bike on the bus

Posted by Julie Hochstadter on May 29, 2013 at 10:43pm Source: ChainLink Forum Anyone else have someone mess with their bike on the bus rack? I hopped on the bus with my bike tonight because I left my lights at home. Big […]