Tuesday, October 30, 2018

dockless bike share survey

We're at the end of the 6 month dockless bike share pilot program.  CDOT is now evaluating ridership data and public feedback.

Have you been using dockless bike share? Want to share your thoughts about it?

CDOT has put out a survey asking for your feedback on the program. Click here to take it.

If you've found dockless bike share (Jump, Lime and Pace) useful and would like to see it available here in the future, please say so in your survey comments. Many of us have enjoyed having this flexible transportation option.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Metra Rock Island schedule changes coming for PTC

Metra has a proposed schedule and survey out for comment now. If you've followed the introduction of PTC (Positive Train Control) on the BNSF line, you are aware that it's involved some schedule changes, because the system requires testing before the start of each run, increasing turnaround time. Here's more on Metra's implementation of PTC.

Some of you might remember the Rock Island derailment in 2005 that caused 2 fatalities and many injuries. PTC is intended to prevent crashes like that one, or train vs. train collisions.

The proposed schedule changes on the Rock island mostly affect rush hour trains. Here's a link to the proposed schedule.

Finally, here's the survey. It's open for responses until 10/31.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Open House Chicago featuring Beverly and Morgan Park sites

Open House Chicago is an amazing opportunity to see many buildings that we might not otherwise get the chance to visit.

Among the neighborhood sites featured in this year's event are Ridge Park and its Vanderpoel Art Gallery, Optimo Hats, Ingersoll-Blackwelder House and Wild Blossom Meadery.

Sites in many other Chicago neighborhoods, as well as Oak Park and Evanston, are featured in this year's event. It's a nice event to do by bike and transit.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

household hazardous waste and electronics collection this Saturday 10/6

Beverly Unitarian Church will host a collection of household electronics and hazardous waste this Saturday 10/6, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Note that this one is NOT at the castle. It is at 11030 S. Longwood Dr.  (Morgan Park United Methodist Church).

This event is sponsored by the church’s Green Sanctuary Group and Beverly Bank. Donations are encouraged to help cover costs. 

The following items will NOT be accepted: freon, incandescent bulbs, appliances, alkaline batteries, bio-hazardous products, needles, latex/acrylic/water-based paints, caulk or cleaning products, or other water soluble products.

Accepted items include: computers, monitors, printers, laptops, small electronics, small TVs, cell phones and pagers, mercury fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, mercury thermometers, anti-freeze, used motor oil, oil based-paints, paint thinner, aerosol paints, batteries, lawn chemicals, hobby and photographic chemicals, pool chemicals and solvents.  Hazardous items must be properly sealed.

They will also accept clean styrofoam items (except packing peanuts). Textbooks and eyeglasses will be accepted for reuse or recycling. 

For more information, send email to Eileen Klees or Fran Sowa.