“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 14th, 2017.

Cyclist Damages Car, Then Hurls Rock Through Driver’s Window In West Town Road Rage - DNA Chicago

Wow! Here’s What North Lake Shore Drive Could Look Like - Crain’s Chicago Business; Plan Calls For Added Lanes, Eliminating Chicago Avenue Bottleneck; Take A Survey Or Submit Your Comments

Chicago’s On-Street Parking Prices Are Literally The Worst; Drivers In Chicago Spend Some 56 Hours Each Year Looking For Parking Downtown - Chicagoist; Streetsblog Offers Low Information Claim That High Cost Parking Is Good For Loop Business - Chicago Streetsblog

Gas Tax Hike Hidden In Illinois Budget - ABC 7 Chicago

Federal Stats Overstate Role Of Speeding In Fatal Crashes - The Newspaper

Wabash Avenue Closing For A Week Starting Saturday In The Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

A Great Idea For Chicago To Follow – Portland Taxes Bikers To Pay For Their Pet Projects - Oregon Live

Streetsblog’s Latest Bonehead Plan To Save Failing Loop Link Buses — Lane Barriers That Would Prevent Drivers From Making Turns/Entering Garages And Alleys, Prevent Buses From Maneuvering To Avoid Stalled/Bunched Vehicles, And Mess Up Snow Plowing - Chicago Streetsblog

Contractors Work To Resume Projects Following IDOT Closure - Fox Illinois

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Vision For Chicago Is More Like A Pipe Dream - Chicago Reader

Unknown Price Tag For Obama Museum, Tearing Out Cornell Drive Commuter Route For Obama Sledding Hill - Chicago Tribune; Neighbors Say Obama Blowing Off Their Concerns On Traffic, Green Space - DNA Chicago

Neighbors Raise Traffic, Parking Concerns Over Lawrence Avenue Sears Site Redevelopment - DNA Chicago

Solutions Lacking For Drop In Ticketing For Distracted Driving In Chicago - Gazette Chicago

Letter — Poor Crosswalk Enforcement Creates Pedestrian Danger - Chicago Daily Herald

New Plan For Milwaukee Avenue Has Few Bike Lanes, But CDOT Is Still Planning A 20 MPH Speed Trap, A Ban On Car Turns, And Removal Of Scarce Parking Spaces - Chicagoist

Giant Lakeshore East Plan Raises Traffic Concerns - Chicago Tribune

Harley-Davidson Dealership Planned Across From Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

CTA Train Operators Vote In Favor Of Strike - ABC 7 Chicago

W Side Residents Say City Ignores Their Parking Concerns Over New Developments - Gazette Chicago

Flood Water Seeps Into Highland Park Dealership’s Cars - CBS 2 Chicago; Cars Can’t Swim: Tips On How To Drive During Flash Floods - Chicago Now; Suburban Flooding Has Us Wondering: How’s Albany Park Tunnel Coming Along - DNA Chicago; Floodwaters Cause Large Sinkhole In Road In Gages Lake - Chicago Sun-Times

World’s Saddest Audi Towed Away After Vandalism - DNA Chicago

63rd Street Closed For Repairs Until July 24 - DNA Chicago

Chicago Street Festivals, Events This Weekend - Redeye

Check Out Progress On Wilson Bridge Mural, And What It Will Look Like After - DNA Chicago

Hundreds Of New Trees Coming To Jefferson Park, Irving Park: Alderman - DNA Chicago; How To Request New Trees For Your Block’s Parkway - Curbed Chicago

When Streetcars Ruled Logan Square In The 1930s - DNA Chicago

Evanston Panel OKs Parking Cuts Near Transit - Evanston Now

Prosecutor In Alleged Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Dash Cam Video Shooting Moves For New Judge - Chicago Tribune

Surge In Jefferson Park Traffic Stops Driving Drop In Crime, Commander Says - DNA Chicago

Limo Driver, Parked On Kennedy Ramp To Wait For A Fare, Tried To Hit Alderman, Threatened Him With Snow Brush: Charges - DNA Chicago

Pizza Robber Calls In Order, Steals Food In Auburn Gresham, Police Warn - DNA Chicago

North Side Cars Targeted In Spree Of Catalytic Converter Thefts - DNA Chicago

Man Charged With Breaking Into Taxi In Evanston - Chicago Sun-Times

Wicker Park Carjacking Captured On Home Security Video - DNA Chicago

Two Dozen Cars, SUVs Stolen From Near Ford Plant On Far South Side - Chicago Tribune

Another ‘Bump And Run’ Car Theft Reported Near UIC - DNA Chicago

Fake Uber, Lyft Drivers Robbing Passengers At Gunpoint, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police: Man Stabbed Another Driver In Road-Rage Incident On I-290 - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Hit By Gunfire On Dan Ryan Expressway - CBS 2 Chicago

North Lawndale Shooting Wounds 3, Leads To 4 Police Being Injured In Crash - DNA Chicago

Gunfire On Skyway Leads To Man Crashing Car While Trying To Get Away - DNA Chicago

SUV Crashes Into Rogers Park Church Rectory - Chicago Tribune

Driver Crashes Into Chicago Police Car In Brighton Park, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Driver Fleeing Police Hits Multiple Parked Cars, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Woman Sues Chicago Police Over 2016 Crash In Englewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Man And Woman From Chicago Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Summit - Chicago Sun-Times

Elburn Man Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Brother-In-Law - Chicago Tribune

91-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Car In Wilmette - Chicago Sun-Times

West Loop Crash Kills Driver, 23, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Austin Car Crash Kills Woman, Injures 5 Others - DNA Chicago

Lake Forest Mother, Young Son Killed In Crash With Semi - Chicago Tribune

Man Charged With McHenry Hit-And-Run Crash Released On Bond - Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Isn’t Much Of A Plan - Fortune; Turning More And More Infrastructure Projects Over To Outside Companies Makes Citizens More Like Customers - The Atlantic

Did Driverless Cars Just Have Their Best Month Ever - National Motorists Association Blog

Robots Don’t Get Drunk Or Drowsy, So Why Hold Up Driverless Cars - The Hill

How States Are Legislating Autonomous Vehicles - Gov Tech

US Senate Self-Driving Car Proposal Would Up New Vehicle Design Allowance - BNA; House Panel To Unveil Self-Driving Car Legislation Soon: Aide - Reuters; Billions Will Be Blown In Race To Field First Self-Driving Cars - Bloomberg; Waymo Says Its Self-Driving Car Tech Is Road Ready For Extreme Heat - TechCrunch

Self-Driving Taxis Could Have A Vomit Problem - Bloomberg

Data Driven: How Your Car Will Soon Know All Your Habits - Technocracy

Big Oil Just Woke Up To Threat Of Rising Electric Car Demand - Bloomberg; But Gasoline Cars Aren’t Going Anywhere Yet - Gas Buddy; Oil Prices Sink As US Drilling Ramps Up - Nightly Business Report; Trump Admin To Reconsider Penalties For Car Efficiency Violations - The Hill

Auto Manufacturing’s Slowdown Could Trouble Some U.S. Regions - Governing

Used Car ‘Time Bomb’ Complicates Auto Industry Transformation, New Report Says - Los Angeles Times

Stop! Here’s Why You’ll Regret Buying That New Car - The Cheat Sheet

Urban America Is Driving More. Rural America Is Driving Less. What Gives - Slate

Takata Recalls Another 2.7M Air Bags - The Hill; Honda Confirms Another Us Death Linked To Defective Takata Air Bags - The Hill

Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Cars Over Battery Fires - The Hill

Ford Explorers Blamed For Alleged Carbon Monoxide Leaks That Sickened Cops - CBS News

Fiat Chrysler Makes Diesels Again As U.S. Is Said To Near Ruling - Chicago Tribune

Germany Summons Daimler To Address Emissions Allegations - Reuters

US EPA Chief Says To Treat Diesel Emissions Cheating Very Aggressively - Auto Blog

Lyft Explains Why Shuttle, Its Most Bus-Like Service, Is Not, In Fact, A Bus - Quartz

Uber Is Merging With Its Russian Rival - Chicago Tribune

Some Uber Drivers Work Dangerously Long Shifts - CBS 11 Houston

Ride Sharing Tops Car Sharing, Taxis Among Consumers - Ward’s Auto

Greener City Streets Aren’t Just About Traffic. They’re About Rainwater, Too - Governing

The Dumbass View That City Traffic Jams Are A Feature Not A Bug - Toronto Star

Bridgegate Scandal: Ex-Christie Ally David Wildstein Gets 3 Years’ Probation - CNN

Nineteen Children Have Died After Being Left In Hot Cars This Year, According To The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Washington Post

Slime Eels Coat Cars, Highway After Truck Overturns In Oregon - Chicago Tribune

Auto Financing Via Smartphone Is Smart Move - Auto News

The Importance Of Addressing Recalls - Auto Credit Express

America’s Most Stolen Cars in 2016 - Auto Blog

Servicing The Semi-Retired Car - National Motorists Association Blog

A Testament to Driver Courtesy - National Motorists Association Newsletter

Sunroofs Shattering Without Warning Is Not As Rare As You Might Think - ABC Tampa

More Than Just Motor Bike Gear? — It’s a Lifestyle - National Motorists Association Blog

Cars And Gear For Camping - Gas Buddy

Top Google Searches For Cars In Every State - The Detroit Free Press

 

2 Responses to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    Wow! Here’s What North Lake Shore Drive Could Look Like – Crain’s Chicago Business; Plan Calls For Added Lanes, Eliminating Chicago Avenue Bottleneck; Take A Survey Or Submit Your Comments
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    More lanes would make sense – LSD is a parking lot at rush hour

  2. Jeff says:

    Chicago’s On-Street Parking Prices Are Literally The Worst; Drivers In Chicago Spend Some 56 Hours Each Year Looking For Parking Downtown – Chicagoist; Streetsblog Offers Low Information Claim That High Cost Parking Is Good For Loop Business – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Between sky high meter rates, parking taxes, and stupid bus lanes that fuck up traffic, it’s a wonder anyone goes downtown anymore.

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