Americans have a love affair with their cars, but the generation that brought us commuter suburbs is getting older—peak boomers just started turning 65, and driverless cars could be the next big transit shift they cause.
Compared to its metro peers, Chicago’s doesn’t offer terrible commutes. The people you should really be sympathizing with are our truckers.
Road diets, leading pedestrian intervals, the relationship between crime and crashes, cyclist education, and more: the city’s first “pedestrian plan” details the many plans for Chicago’s streets and sidewalks.
Could the early, intensive education the Dutch put their citizens through to teach them how to be good bike commuters make drivers in our less-dense country more friendly to cyclists, and vice versa?
Demand for parking in new Chicago apartment building drops, and the drop all comes from renters, not buyers. Millennials just aren’t buying cars, so expect the trend to continue… and, hopefully, make architecture better.
Emanuel is expected to go to City Hall tomorrow for the final push on speed cameras—armed with data and talking points from a consulting company that shares ties with For a Better Chicago and the speed camera company. Lost in all this has been the legitimate case for the legislation—and how the incidents the city’s used to make its case bring up other critical pedestrian-safety issues.
A study out of Berkeley’s Institute of Personality and Social Research set out to look at social class and unethical behavior. So they started with how we drive.
If you think driving is dangerous in Chicago these days, you should see the statistics from the 1930s, when the roads were bloody and the press coverage was morbid.
May 9, 2009–Princess Yasmin Aga Khan held the first Rita Hayworth Gala in 1985 to honor her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, the annual gala has grown into a premier social event that has raised more than $220 million to support medical research and programs in the treatment, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, Mercedes-Benz debuted two new vehicles on-site, which welcomed guests on display as they entered the Hilton Chicago. Once inside, guests enjoyed an “Evening in Monte Carlo”, with complimentary casino gaming, dinner, dancing, and live entertainment by the Roy Vombrack Orchestra.
Can technology ease the traffic crunch? A Chicago business and a local university hope so, but don’t expect the time you spend in the car to plummet soon.