Chi.Streetsblog

Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
May 12, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
Apr 19, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
The intersection of Lincoln Ave, Southport Avenue, and Wellington Avenue in the South Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago is in the process of a major upgrade in pedestrian-friendly placemaking.
Apr 16, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
Planners are crafting the details of Chicago's first shared street, where pedestrians will rule.
Dec 3, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
Chicago's home county this year launched its first transportation since 1940. Initial outreach efforts have produced a draft vision statement and four planning scenarios.
Oct 21, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
What's the best street design to keep bicyclists safely out of the door zone? A buffered bike lane beats a conventional bike lane or "wide curb lane" according to a recent study published in TRB, based on observations in Chicago and Cambridge, Mass.
Aug 1, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
In Chicago, speed cameras are proving effective at reducing speeds; in Philadelphia, a police commissioner is lobbying the state to allow the implementation of the cameras.
Jul 22, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
A local architect produced a DIY design to push the Illinois Department of Transportation to think big with the "Redefine the Drive" project on North Lake Shore Drive. With the proposal: invitations for more local designers to participate.
Jul 10, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
The Illinois Bike Transportation Plan has the potential to impact the design of state roads in the purview of the Illinois Department of Transportation: 2,775 miles, or nine percent of the total mileage, of road in the Chigagoland region.
Apr 16, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
The already brilliant city of Chicago is soon to get another big draw—the extension of a riverwalk promenade between State and Lake streets.
Mar 21, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
Cook County is in the early stages of public outreach for its first transportation plan since the 1940 “Highway Plan for Cook County.”
Mar 10, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog