(1) Alderman Solis will discuss his recent fact-finding mission to one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world – the Netherlands – and share with us some of his observations that could be applied to Chicago’s bikeway network.
6 to 7:30 PM
960 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(2) Get the first glimpse of how the planned multi-million-dollar overhaul of Daley Bicentennial Plaza is taking shape. Read more about this project at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Photo of cycling on the Lakefront Trail by Mike Travis.
We’re trying to grow the number of people who “like” Grid Chicago on Facebook, a good place to publish our stories and engage readers. It’s an additional outlet for posting photos and timely information like events and construction updates. So we’re holding a contest where you can win two books:
Po Campo bags are made by Emily and Maria in Chicago. Photo by Umberto Brayj.
Grid Chicago promotes sustainable transportation in Chicagoland and now we want to promote locally-made products and local businesses related to sustainable transportation in the 2011 Holiday gift guide.
The Grid Chicago Network is a collection of sites with a similar focus on active and sustainable transportation. Their latest posts are listed on the Network page, organized by time and date. We’ll occasionally feature these posts.
We launched it on October 26, 2011, softly, to make sure it worked okay. It does. We included a lot of the sites already listed on our links page. Once an hour, the application seeks out new posts from all of the site’s feeds and presents them in a list on the Network page. The full list of included sites is listed at the bottom of the Network page.
The multi-modal Dan Ryan corridor features 16 lanes of automobile traffic and the Red Line train. Photo by Alton Parker.
Page 2 is the “back page” of Grid Chicago. It contains articles that aren’t our daily featured articles. We try to post our daily feature article between 8 and 9 AM each weekday with some exceptions. Articles may appear on Page 2 at any time. Sometimes they’re supporting pieces to featured articles, and others are independent; you’ll even find some short opinion editorials in there. But they’re all worth checking out.
The Page 2 link is prominently featured in the top menu.
Recent articles include:
Today: Mia Birk’s full speech about combating misinformation (media backlash) about bike lanes. Read it.
A short review of what Mayor Emanuel said in his budget speech to City Council about a congestion premium tax on people who park downtown on weekdays. Read it.
Comparing three CTA transit trackers for Android devices. Read it.
A new train viaduct in the Englewood neighborhood will reduce Metra delays. Read it.
Let’s subsidize transit at the same rate we subsidize roads and see what happens. Read it.
In September, John and I sat down with Dottie Brackett in Logan Square for 90 minutes discussing our personal history of urban biking and opinions on what’s happening now in Chicago with protected bike lanes (among other topics). Thankfully, Dottie cut that down to 27 minutes so you can listen to us converse while you walk the dog this morning.