In the Loop: September 28, 2012 - Metropolitan Planning Council

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In the Loop: September 28, 2012

The Logan Square community took over parking spots on Milwaukee Avenue recently to create their own mini-golf course.

In the Loop is your Friday round-up of what's going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit.

MPC Research Assistant Ariel Ranieri authored this post.

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Have some empty parking spaces lying around? Why not create your own mini-golf course? This one on Milwaukee Avenue even had its own working windmill. CTA and CDOT wrap up their BRT open houses on Western and Ashland avenues next month, while MPC VP Peter Skosey talks pedestrian safety at a press conference on the new Pedestrian Plan.


In Chicago, 16 tools for safe pedestrians, plus what’s hot in the new Pedestrian Plan. Driving alone: on the decline, while biking and walking are on the up and up. CTA and Pace wind up for the 2013 open fare system. Plus, Jeffery Jump: the newest dance steps in town, or the first phase of Chicago’s BRT system? 

Meanwhile, highways: Connecticut says nix, the future of transparency, and what congestion pricing means for transit. Plus, what would happen if federal transportation funding saw a 35% cut? And how zoning can derail even the most desirable of streetcars.

China’s got a hankering for transit, and Vancouver vies for the highest rate of Velo-based wordplay, while Mexico City jumps on the bike-share bandwagon. Auckland, New Zealand tries out market-based parking. And is this the greatest transit ad ever?

Check out the corresponding edition of Talking Transit: New fuel economy standards reinforce need for a more sustainable approach to transportation funding


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