Category Archives: transportation

City of Chicago Surpasses Mayor Emanuel’s Goal of Installing 100 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes, Commits to More

Reprinted from the Nov 2015 issue of the City of Chicago Sustainability Newsletter: On October 9th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago has surpassed its goal of installing 100 miles of protected bike lanes, completing 103 miles … Continue reading

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Building the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Sustainability Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’re posting their reports from the field on their activities, … Continue reading

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Bike2Campus Week 2015 at RU, Oct 9-16

October 9-16, 2015, marks the third round of Bike2Campus week in Chicago! Eleven Chicagoland colleges and universities, including Roosevelt, will participate in this weeklong event. Previously held in the spring, Bike2Campus week has now been moved to fall in hopes of better … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s 2015 Bike2Campus Winners

One of the key events of Earth Week at Roosevelt this past April was Bike2Campus, a multi-university effort to promote cycling in Chicago. All students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to participate by biking to campus — whether directly or … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

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Illiana Tollway Project Meets Widespread Criticism in IL

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4th elections and in its wake, a spate of editorials by many of IL’s leading newspapers (as collected here by the Environmental Law and Policy Center) have criticized the project as wasteful, … Continue reading

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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

This coming Tuesday, Oct. 7th, please join the Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, for a free interactive discussion entitled “Is It Just Space?” — how justice is a … Continue reading

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