Route 31 Bus starting at Cicero travels across the Lawndale and Little Village areas and continues service to Museum Campus in the South Loop, while hitting various points of interest along the way. The travel from West to East was not always an easy one for the residents of Lawndale. That is until 2008 when [...]
UPDATE: At 12:33 p.m. an Amtrak engine pulled the disabled train off and away from the Clark and 16th St. site of the stall. At 12:45, Metra trains were able to run out north and south on unobstructed tracks. The engine that was originally pulling the Amtrak train was taken away, and a big workhorse [...]
Riders on the CTA Red Line will have to switch to Green Line trains starting May 19 when a section of the so-called Dan Ryan branch of the system will be closed for repairs. The $425 million project will replace and rebuild Red Line tracks from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan. The project will take five [...]
This coming Friday, January 25th, Critical Mass is doing a Polka Ride. Assemble at 5:30 p.m. start riding around 6:00 p.m. but remember that you can’t take a bike on the Brown Line from Albany Park between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. because of Rush Hour restrictions. You can get on before 4 p.m. or [...]
About one month ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel dedicated the new Dearborn Bike lane. The new lane has a northbound and southbound bike lane, and traffic lights especially for cyclists. How is the new lane working out for winter bikers and others?
As the temperature drops and most Chicago residents put away their bikes, the serious cyclists are gearing up for another winter on wheels. Many cyclists in Chicago have chosen to make bicycles their only form of transportation year-round. According to Bike Winter, the winter cycling season is the period between Nov. 1 and April 30. [...]
Support The Chainlink’s Bicycle Website Tune Up Campaign on Vimeo This campaign video was shot by awesome Chainlinkers Dubi Kaufmann and Ronit Bezalel of Ronit Films. Post production by Lucas Seibel. Support The Chainlink’s Bicycle Website Tune Up Campaign from The Chainlink on Vimeo.
Some expect Chicago’s new bike share program will offer more than 4,000 rental bikes, but 150 jobs, which they say the South Side desperately needs. Blackstone Bicycle Works in Hyde Park will offer internships before the program officially launches in the spring for Chicago youth. It will teach them how to take care of the [...]
Every year it seems transit riders in the Chicago region get less transit service for our money. Service cuts and fare increases have become a regular tradition, making it more difficult and more expensive to get around. Transit in our region needs to stop moving backwards. Tell your elected leaders it’s time to stop the [...]
The Chicago Department of Transportation unveiled the Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape on Oct. 9, 2012, which the city says is now “the greenest street in America.” “It’s the kind of thing we want to scale throughout the city,” said Karen Weigert, the chief sustainability officer of Chicago, citing the project’s attention to detail concerning water [...]
If you ride to work from Uptown, near the intersection of Montrose Avenue and Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, you might see the group of community people, bicyclists and city officials, including Ald. James Cappleman (46th), Bike Uptown and the Chicago Department of Transportation at Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. New signage developed during a year of planning with [...]
How do you heal a broken intersection? Streets are undervalued public spaces that if programmed with creativity, can transform dangerous intersections into lively plazas. In Uptown, not everyone lives near a park, but everyone lives on a street. Can you imagine reclaiming the intersection of Broadway, Montrose, and Sheridan (the intersection with the highest crash [...]
How are you getting to Pitchfork this year? The Pitchfork Festival is cutting its greenhouse gas emissions this year by partnering with online ridesharing network Amovens.com to provide festival-goers with an affordable, sustainable transportation alternative. Using Amoven‘s network, you can post and find rides to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. The idea is to help drivers split the cost [...]
Michael Young is pacing around the shop with a wrench in one hand and a towel in the other. His fingers look as if they were dipped in brown goo, like a fudge ice cream cone, drenched in bicycle grease. As he wipes the sweat from his forehead he leaves a black strip of [...]
Leave early, lose less time in traffic is how the message for the Fourth plays out when traffic statistics are analyzed. See the best times to hit the road on the Fourth. Hit the road bright and early from 7:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to skip town, as road speeds will slow throughout the day. For the fireworks, head [...]