Developing a method to score Divvy station connectivity

A Divvy station at Halsted/Roscoe in Boystown, covered in snow after the system was shutdown for the first time to protect workers and members. Photo by Adam Herstein. In researching for a new Streetsblog Chicago article I’m writing about Divvy, … Continue reading

Why do speeding crashes in Chicago lead to worse injuries?

Don’t git behind me. Photo by Richard Masoner.  A discussion about Chicagoans’ proclivity for tailgating (on a post about speed cameras) prompted me to look at the prevalence of this in causing crashes. I looked at the three-year period of 2010-2012 first, … Continue reading

Stop locking at the Clybourn Metra station overnight

This is a resolution. WHEREAS, I love GIS. WHEREAS, I was reading this blog post on the Azavea company blog about bike theft prediction and trends in Philadelphia. WHEREAS, I analyzed bike theft location in Chicago in 2012 and the … Continue reading

What Complete Streets means to DOTs: the case of widening Harrison Street

What Harrison Street looks like in 2013, replete with additional lanes and no “bicycle ways”.  The Chicago and Illinois Departments of Transportation completed a project in 2012 to rebuild the Congress Parkway bridge over the Chicago River and build a … Continue reading

Rambling about automobile crash data and cellphone distraction

How often do bicyclists get involved with crashes because of cellphone distraction? See the table below. And how many crashes are caused by the bicyclist being distracted by a cellphone? We won’t and don’t know.  The Chicago City Council will … Continue reading