Category Archives: Policy

2014 Job Opening: A Participatory Budgeter

It’s interesting that the new job “Manager of Participatory Budgeting” has been included in the Mayor’s 2014 budget proposal.  As Alderman Moore’s newsletter explains it: “With the establishment of this position, participatory budgeting for the first time becomes a part

2014 Job Opening: A Participatory Budgeter

It’s interesting that the new job “Manager of Participatory Budgeting” has been included in the Mayor’s 2014 budget proposal.  As Alderman Moore’s newsletter explains it: “With the establishment of this position, participatory budgeting for the first time becomes a part

Talk to the (I)DOT

IDOT is seeking public comment on the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, from 2–6:30 PM, at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Chicago. If you can’t make it tomorrow, be sure to contribute via the Webinars or online

Talk to the (I)DOT

IDOT is seeking public comment on the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, from 2–6:30 PM, at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Chicago. If you can’t make it tomorrow, be sure to contribute via the Webinars or online

Shiny New Lakeshore Drive Ideas

Tonight’s North Lakeshore Drive open house at Truman College was an energetic kickoff to what could be a park-heavy multi-modal redesign of the iconic roadway. The official material presented the history of Lakeshore Drive as a mixed-use corridor whose identity

Shiny New Lakeshore Drive Ideas

Tonight’s North Lakeshore Drive open house at Truman College was an energetic kickoff to what could be a park-heavy multi-modal redesign of the iconic roadway. The official material presented the history of Lakeshore Drive as a mixed-use corridor whose identity

Streets & Infrastructure Project Proposals

Soon, Uptowners will vote on how to spend the 46th Ward’s menu funds, so it’s important that all of our readers educate themselves about the proposals.  The blog Transitized has a very clear writeup about the proposed Streets & Cycling

Streets & Infrastructure Project Proposals

Soon, Uptowners will vote on how to spend the 46th Ward’s menu funds, so it’s important that all of our readers educate themselves about the proposals.  The blog Transitized has a very clear writeup about the proposed Streets & Cycling

Tell Tunney “More Options, Not More Parking”: Pitch In!

Are you against Alderman Tunney’s plans to build more unnecessary parking in Lakeview (more here)?There are now several ways to DO something about it. You can sign the online petition, here You can go door to door collecting signatures using

Tell Tunney “More Options, Not More Parking”: Pitch In!

Are you against Alderman Tunney’s plans to build more unnecessary parking in Lakeview (more here)?There are now several ways to DO something about it. You can sign the online petition, here You can go door to door collecting signatures using

Call to Action: Don’t Turn Lakeview into a Parking Lot

Our neighbors in Lakeview need your help in preventing Alderman Tunney from turning the neighborhood into more of a parking lot. Please add your voice to this important issue that will have profound effects on transportation across the North Side.

Call to Action: Don’t Turn Lakeview into a Parking Lot

Our neighbors in Lakeview need your help in preventing Alderman Tunney from turning the neighborhood into more of a parking lot. Please add your voice to this important issue that will have profound effects on transportation across the North Side.

Traffic Calming Owns Participatory Budgeting

A Participatory Budgeting postcard for you: the Streets and Cycling committee met this week to whittle down the list of projects from community brainstorms and identify winners that deserve more research. The theme of traffic calming keeps coming up. Check

Traffic Calming Owns Participatory Budgeting

A Participatory Budgeting postcard for you: the Streets and Cycling committee met this week to whittle down the list of projects from community brainstorms and identify winners that deserve more research. The theme of traffic calming keeps coming up. Check