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Divvy Bike Share Launches Friday

Posted 06.28.2013 | Chicago

After a number of hiccups and delays, Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing service is finally ready to roll. Friday, Divvy Bike share launched...

Chicago's Bike Sharing Program Is Almost Here

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

An army of blue bikes rolled into town over the Memorial Day weekend as the launch date of Chicago's first large-scale bike share program creeps close...

Long-Awaited Bike Sharing Program To Hit Streets This Spring

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing program is ready to roll. Thursday, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced the “Divvy” bik...

Report: City's Pedestrian Deaths Highest Since 2008

Posted 01.23.2013 | Chicago

Deaths from homicides weren't the only fatality numbers on the rise in Chicago last year: in 2012, the city also notched 48 pedestrian deaths, the hig...

Alderman Proposes Shutting Off Speed Cameras When School Ends

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been adamant that his speed camera plan is about safety, not generating revenue. So perhaps he'll be amenable to Ald. Anthony B...

Chicago's Bikeway Future: Streets for Cycling 2020

Renee Patten | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

CDOT is reviewing the existing bicycle conditions in Chicago neighborhoods and gathering input from communities to identify the gaps and barriers in the current Chicago bike network.

Report: Rahm's Speed Camera Bill Overwhelmingly Unpopular

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is expected to make a decision soon on a bill pushed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to put speed cameras n...

Pedestrian Safety Flags Installed At High-Risk Crosswalks: Will They Make A Difference?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation installed plastic bins containing orange plastic flags at 10 Chicago intersections where they hope pedestrian...

Safety Over Revenue? Emanuel Lobbies For Speed Cameras

Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago

Now that his proposal to use red-light cameras to record and issue tickets for speeding infractions has passed the state Senate, Chicago Mayor Rahm Em...

PHOTOS: Can Mannequins In The Loop Encourage Pedestrian Safety?

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation launched a citywide awareness campaign by installing 32 mannequins along Wacker Dr., each representing one of...

Expanded Bike Sharing Program Is Headed Chicago's Way

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that the city is diving into a new, vast bike sharing program that aims to bring 3,000...

Official Accused Of Using City Employees On The Clock To Install His In-Ground Pool Light

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A $97,416-a-year Chicago Department of Transportation official who is the former son-in-law of mob leader Angelo "The Hook" LaPietra is under internal...

Bridge Season In Chicago: Up Go The Bridges, Stop Go The Cars

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's officially bridge season again in Chicago. Every spring and fall in Chicago, the city schedules days and times when bridges over the Chicago R...

Al Capone's Chicago: City Recognizes Notorious Gangster With Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After years of shying away from our gangster history, the City of Chicago has finally recognized mobster Al Capone by putting up on a city sign markin...

Pothole Season Upon Us: Fewer Holes So Far, More To Come

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the extended deep freeze that gripped the city since Christmas tapers off, some are rejoicing. Others are checking their tires: It's pothole season...

It's Pothole Season: Over 1,300 Already Reported (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | James Janega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On an average December day -- last week, say, or last year, the worst pothole winter in a decade -- the city's Department of Transportation logs 300 n...

Bridge Would Connect Trains To Michigan Avenue

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You know that old up-in-the-air railroad bridge over the Chicago River by Kinzie -- the one people like to use as a backdrop for funky, urban wedding ...