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Stop, don't yield: Is new crosswalk law working in your community?
Yesterday, Chicago Tribune transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch reported that police stings have increased to enforce the new Illinois law requiring drivers to stop, not yield, for pedestrians in crosswalks. If you're new to our blog, you may not be familiar with this bill; as an organization…
Go car-free on Chicagoland Carfree Day, this Wednesday
MPC Research Assistant Christina Loranz authored this post. I hate to admit this, but most days I drive my kids to school. I know, it’s frowned upon, especially in the urban planning world…I myself even frown upon it. But the truth is, school’s a little over a mile away and…
Dump the Pump, Bike to Work or take a stroll -- and win!
Many of you may not know this about MPC staffers but we are one competitive bunch! We’ve been aggressively working to encourage everyone in the office to “Bike to Work” this week and help win some bragging rights among our fellow non-profit friends. Rumor is there are more than…
Get ready to ride with Chicago's updated bike map
Chicagoland bicyclists now have the most up-to-date riding and route information thanks to the release of the 5th Edition Chicagoland Bike Map, produced by the Active Transportation Alliance, one of MPC's many Chicago-area partners. The new edition features: Expanded coverage to the north up to…
Trade 4 wheels for 2 on upcoming Bike-to-Work days
This post was written by John Mitchell, MPC research assistant What better way to celebrate the recent return of spring than trading in those four wheels and congested commutes for two wheels and fresh air as part of today’s national “Bike-to-Work Day?” In addition to being an…
Complete Streets get national boost. Which Chicago streets are leading the way?
On Monday, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued a new policy statement calling for the inclusion of pedestrians and bicyclists in all transportation projects, with special attention paid to transit riders and people of all ages and abilities. The recommendations in this statement echo…
Google Maps gets bike-friendly
MPC Research Assistant Christina Loranz wrote this article. If you've ever used Google Maps to find directions, you've probably noticed that you can choose among several modes of travel by clicking on "By Car, Walk or Public Transit." Well, now there's one more option to make life even easier. …

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