Best Intersection to Do the Pedestrian Scramble
Jackson Boulevard and State Street
June 25, 2014 at 3:00PM
Before Gabe Klein resigned his position as commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation last November to reenter the private sector, he spent two and a half years overseeing a handful of projects that have nudged this city away from automobile centrism and toward a more progressive, inclusive transportation plan. The cycling enthusiast and former Washington, D.C., transportation chief helped bring to Chicago the bike-share program Divvy (which led to some claims that his past consulting work for the company behind Chicago's program, Alta Bicycle Share, corrupted the bidding process), about 50 miles of protected bike lanes, on-street bike parking "corrals," pedestrian plazas and "people spots," and the first phase of Bloomingdale Trail construction.