Category Archives: transportation

SUST 320 Walking Tour of the Booming South Loop

Last Thursday, our SUST 320 – Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning course took a walking tour of the South Loop to check out some of the new developments in the area.  Blessed with 40 degree weather and sleet, we set out … Continue reading

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Chicago Transit Authority to Purchase 20-30 New All-Electric Buses

The Chicago Transit Authority found its first two all-electric buses delivered impressive results, and plans to purchase 20-30 additional all-electric buses in the next several years. The electric-propulsion buses are designed to provide a cleaner, quieter ride that reduces fuel … Continue reading

Posted in cities, energy, news, pollution, 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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