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A Network for Local Transportation Blogs

By Chris Bentley in News on Nov 2, 2011 4:20PM

2011_11_2_grid.png If you walk, bike, drive or take public transit in the Chicago area, point your browsers toward Grid Chicago. The sustainable transportation blog has rounded up a network of sites covering local transportation.

It’s a handy collection of posts from dozens of blogs covering bike lanes, the CTA and some general climate / environmental policy issues.

The Emanuel administration is rolling out bike lanes and CTA has finally found Twitter, but transportation is not Chicago’s strongest suit.

According to 5-year estimates made by the Census Bureau, more than half of working Chicagoans over 16 years old drive to work alone. In a February analysis by U.S. News, safety concerns knocked Chicago off the list of 10 best U.S. cities for public transportation.

If the Mayor’s plan for a congestion fee is approved, downtown drivers could add a $2-a-day parking surcharge to their carbon footprint.

So while you’re waiting for the ‘El’ to suddenly run express and blow past your station, take a look at Grid Chicago’s network.