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Vote for Chicagoland's best public place in the "What Makes Your Place Great?" photo and video contest

Online voting begins Aug. 10 and runs through Sept. 14.

Residents come out in force to shape the future of the Polish Triangle

More than 700 residents have participated in MPC’s Placemaking project to create a vision for the Polish Triangle, at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Division Street, and Ashland Avenue.

MPC Roundtable: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Jan 9, 2009
Without the need of a passport or visa, a capacity crowd experienced a whirlwind tour of best practices in transportation infrastructure from various Asian and European cities, as part of MPC’s Fall Roundtable Series.
Rebuilding and Renewing America: Highlights from a day of forward thinking
Investment in our nation's water, energy, and transportation infrastructure will be one of the first priorities of the new Obama administration. At MPC's recent conference on the subject, experts from throughout the Great Lakes megaregion identified priorities and outlined a better process for making investment decisions.
Bicycles built into the city’s fabric
Davis, CA has more registered bicycles than cars!
Excess traffic costs metropolitan Chicago $7.3 billion a year
  • Aug 5, 2008
Core News Facts * The latest report from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Moving at the Speed of Congestion, quantifies the cost of excess traffic congestion to Chicagoland businesses, counties and residents. * MPC commissioned HDR Decision Economics to conduct the research…
New MPC report measures costs of congestion to Chicagoland
"Moving at the Speed of Congestion" shows traffic costs businesses and individuals in the metropolitan region $7.3 billion a year, nearly twice the most recent estimate. The freight industry alone loses $1 billion annually, threatening Chicago's place in the global economy. The report quantifies the value of wasted time and fuel for individuals in the city of Chicago and Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties, showing congestion affects everyone in the region. New approaches to planning and financing Chicagoland's transportation infrastructure must provide regional solutions to our shared congestion problem.
Frequently asked questions about Moving at the Speed of Congestion
MPC's 2008 report quantifies the cost of congestion to metropolitan Chicago.
Stockholm’s Bicycle Network
  • Jul 11, 2008
Bicycle use in Stockholm has more than doubled over the last 10 years.
July Media Tips
  • Jul 1, 2008
Bicycle Tales from Two Metropolitan Cities: Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden Allstate Technology Consultant Jace Cole is what you would call a bicycle enthusiast. Over the past two summers, the Chicago native has logged more than a 1,000 miles on his bicycle through grueling, 38-mile,…

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