Dan Monaghan walks, bikes, and drives in Chicago, and one thing irks him: dangerous taxis on the road. He wrote in to ask how often cab drivers get cited for bad driving, and we set out on a long, complicated journey to find an answer.
WBEZ obtained data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety from 2009 through September 7, 2012 of this year, to see exactly where these dooring accidents are occurring -- and what type of accidents they result in. There have been 577 reported doorings during that time period.
With back-to-school time here, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is making a push to get more kids to bike to school.It cites data showing that the number of U.S. kids biking to school plummeted from 42 percent in 1969 to just 16 percent in 2001.
With Mayor Rahm Emmanuel saying he’s committed to making the "City that Works" the most bike-friendly in the country, Chicago is experiencing a two-wheeled revolution. That’s music to Greg Borzo’s ears, author of Where to Bike: Chicago, a guide to Chicagoland’s best cycle routes.