California Trainin’: A Chicagoan Checks Out Transportation in the Golden StateBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
Here's a show-and-tell of my impressions of the walk/bike/transit stuff I experienced, including a few things I'd be glad to see implemented in Chicago.
Neighbors Say Road Diet Causes ‘Traffic Nightmare,’ but Data Tell a Different StoryBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
In reality, plenty of people benefit from such projects. But the media often highlight the loudest, least-informed voices.
Podcast: Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob NYC, on Legalizing the Idaho StopBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
We also discussed why ultimately U.S. cities should be building citywide networks of connected, protected bikeways with logical traffic light timing, so Idaho stop laws become unnecessary.
Illinois Is Working on an “Idaho stop” Bill – It’s Dead, for NowBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
Treating stop signs like yield signs is nearly universal among bike riders, and Idaho stop laws have been shown to reduce bike injuries. Rep. Janet Yang Roh explained why her bill didn't pass – this time.
UIC Study: Speed Cameras Save Lives, but Drivers from POC Communities Get More TicketsBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
City officials say they plan to use the findings from the report to improve the program, and note that low-income residents will get a 50 percent discount on traffic tickets starting in March.
Another Study Reaffirms That Speed Cameras Save LivesBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
The new report compared the changes in crash numbers near speed cameras and citywide between 2012-13 and 2018-2019 and confirmed that collision numbers have stayed relatively low near the cams.
Dashed Bike Lanes: Better Than Nothing, or Total Trash?By John Greenfield | | No Comments
Are they a pragmatic, better-than-nothing approach on streets where stripping parking is seen as a nonstarter. Or are they a depressing capitulation to car culture?
Myth-Buster: Uber and Lyft Aren’t Addressing Transit DesertsBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
Most Uber and Lyft trips aren't bolstering transportation options in transit deserts, but are being taken in majority White and more affluent neighborhoods, a new study out of Chicago reveals.
What Will – and Should – Biden-Harris Mean for Transportation?By John Greenfield | | No Comments
Streetsblog Chicago reached out to local transportation leaders to get their take on what the Biden-Harris administration will mean for sustainable transportation.
R.I.P. Bike Lane Hater John Forester, a Worthy AdversaryBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
While Forester's anti-bike lane credo ran contrary to much of what Streetsblog stands for, you still have to respect his tenacity.
Don’t Be a Livable Streets JerkBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
Thoughtful transportation advocacy requires intersectionality and a willingness to listen.
Other Cities React to Bay Area LockdownBy John Greenfield | | No Comments
All big cities should follow suit.