Chris McCahill's blog
Chicago is quickly becoming one of the nation’s top bicycling cities. Bike commuting in the city has more than tripled since 2000, making it second only to New York in sheer numbers.
When it comes to urban design issues, the Illinois Department of Transportation may not have the best track record.
On Thursday, February 7, the Congress for the New Urbanism led the first of two day-long workshops for transportation professionals in Chicagoland. More than 50 people filled a room at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to focus on the CNU/ITE recommended practice, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach.