Chicago

America’s best bike lanes of 2016 show how to build robust...

(Editor's Note: Yesterday we looked at how Louisville stacks up nationally in terms of bike ridership and infrastructure. Part of that involved suggestions from...

Study: Sharrows don’t make streets safer for cycling, but bike lanes...

Sharrows are the dregs of bike infrastructure—the scraps cities hand out when they can’t muster the will to implement exclusive space for bicycling. They may...

Here are America’s ten best new bike lanes of 2015

(Editor's Note: Another year, and Louisville still isn't competing with cities serious about bike infrastructure. While the city did build a few miles of...

Are you paying for parking you’re not using? How parking minimums...

For most people, zoning requirements have little to no effect on everyday life. Indeed, zoning—which is defined by municipal governments and which regulates building...

#LouCityReads: Walmart can do better, like this project in Chicago’s Bronzeville...

The West End Walmart is already feeling like a foregone conclusion despite its upcoming variance hearing at the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) on March 2....

Take A Tour Of Chicago’s Bike Station

http://www.streetfilms.org/flvplayer.swf After all the controversy over Mayor Abramson's proposed Downtown bike station, this Streetfilms video emerges showing how Chicago's famous McDonald's Cycling Center in Millenium...

What If The West End Were The Green End?

Big plans in Chicago for solar energy got us thinking about Louisville. TreeHugger reported today that Chicago's South Side is installing the largest urban solar...