John Greenfield

John Greenfield is editor of Streetsblog Chicago, covering sustainable transportation and livable streets issues in the Windy City. He also writes the column "Checkerboard City" in Newcity magazine, covering local walking, biking and transit topics.

Bikeshare rolls into Chi-Town, spreading transportation bliss

A reporter checks out all 68 of Chicago’s new bikeshare stations and walks away tired, chafed, but impressed.

Bike messengers: Still rockin’ in the freewheel world

Despite numerous reports of their demise, bike couriers are still going strong -- a testament to the power of human-fueled transport in traffic-choked cities. Last week, they gathered in Chicago for some gonzo street racing, karaoke, and gobs of cheap …

Out spokin’: LGBT bike group rides with pride

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cyclists find camaraderie -- and sometimes love -- in a Chicago biking club that is open to all comers.

Zen and the art of urban transportation

This is excerpted from a longer story in GRID Chicago. To read the original, which includes a (somewhat hair-raising) ride to work with the commissioner, click here. When forward-thinking Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gabe Klein reported for work …