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Affluent Lakeview residents protest Metra plan to rehab 11 bridges and move tracks west, eliminating green space on RR land they view as part of their private backyards. "We’ve been gentrifying the North Side, and you’re endangering everything we've done."
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Lakeview residents, many of whom live in "a highly desirable private gated community," hijacked a Metra meeting to demand that the UP-N rehab plan be changed to prioritize their property values over avoiding service outages.
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Headlines: Advocates call for removing road expansion projects from CMAP regional plan; 3 people stabbed in different CTA attacks within 24 hours; Ald. Beale once again failed to raise ticketing threshold for speed cameras back to 10 mph.
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John will be providing a roundup of recent Chicago sustainable transportation issues today at 2 PM on @wcpt820 with host former Lincoln Park alderman and Sun-Times CEO @eisendrath.
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Headlines: Advocates call for removing road expansion projects from CMAP regional plan; 3 people stabbed in different CTA attacks within 24 hours; Ald. Beale once again failed to raise ticketing threshold for speed cameras back to 6 mph.
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We must learn from their stories of traffic violence victims like fallen cyclist Gerardo Marciales and implement policies and street designs that prioritize human life over convenient driving.
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Does anyone know the current status of Gerardo Marciales' ghost bike – is it currently still installed in the median of DLSD? t.co/eV4vvgwwdr

Here's what CDOT officials said behind the scenes about @BlockClubCHI's article claiming the Columbus Park safety project, including a road diet, ped and bus islands, and bike lanes "is causing traffic jams."
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@activetrans @dailyherald @staterepmoeller @SenDuckworth We'll post some more about what was said, in the near future. -JG

Here's @activetrans' staff and board at last night's awards reception, plus honorees @dailyherald bike columnist Ralph Banasiak; @staterepmoeller, who helped abolish the 20% local $ match for bike/walk projects; and @SenDuckworth, who won funding to make stations ADA accessible. t.co/NZHycA2p8R

RT @rideillinois: We are excited to unveil two new designs for Ride Illinois jerseys – and, we're also offering tech T-shirts for the first…

RT @Viacollective: Chicago seeks input for Better Streets for Buses plan: "The people who ride buses matter" t.co/eZFZUUd3vg via @S…

@the_berthold @bikelaneuprise Yes, there have been a lot of issues with people driving motor vehicles on the new South Side pedestrian bridges.
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RT @the_berthold: Call me a cynic (or as I prefer, realist) but this looks deliberate. @bikelaneuprise @streetsblogchi t.co/3AlmxL

Many aldermen have spoken out against Lightfoot's gas giveaway, but when it comes to local media outlets, it's been more of a "voice in the wilderness" situation.
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Headlines, ICYMI: Man, 35, riding scooter killed in collision with truck driver at Erie/Cicero in Austin; Attacks on CTA riders on Red and Blue lines; New play “Pulled Punches” explores race, gender dynamics on a Metra ride.
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.@chicagosmayor should let the ghost bike for Gerardo Marciales, 41, installed last night, remain in the median of DLSD, at least until @ChicagoDOT fixes the traffic safety issue that caused his death, drivers running reds when they have left-turn arrows.
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