Somewhere near the beginning of the last century, the car drove itself into the forefront of our collective consciousness, applied its parking break, and, seemingly, took up permanent residence. But, there's change (and terrible puns) afoot.
All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
If you're riding your bike and you run into an open car door, the state of Illinois wants to hear about it.Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday announced that Illinois is now tracking such accidents - known as "dooring" crashes.
If you’ve ever ventured out into one of Chicago’s famous six-corner intersections, you know the streets don’t always feel safe. The facts bear this out. In 2009 there were over 4,500 crashes between Chicago drivers and pedestrians or cyclists, 35 of which were fatal.
Picture a Saturday night, the mood is right, you’re feeling good, and you turn off the lights. Maybe you have that much fun every Saturday night. But if you dim the bulbs this Saturday you’ll be doing it for a cause.