Chicago aldermen no longer enjoy unlimited power in their wards as Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s initial attempt to roll back aldermanic prerogative took full effect Friday.
Scooters are here – what to expect on your street (or sidewalk)
After about a year of negotiations between bureaucrats and tech companies eager to unleash the shiniest new thing in one of America’s biggest cities, all eyes are on implementation of Chicago’s scooter pilot. Two transportation experts: Audrey Wennink, the Director of Transportation at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kyle Whitehead, the managing director of public affairs at the Active Transportation Alliance, will discuss their hopes (fewer cars, more people using transit) and worries (safety and equity) about the four month scooter pilot. Plus, Nico Probst from Lime tackles other scooter FAQs.