(CBS) — During Chicago’s other season — construction season — street after street is being torn up.
Crews are digging up Loop streets, week after week, with no seeming plan.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
Or is there?
CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talks with officials about what’s really up: a unified strategy to add separate bus and bicycle lanes.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
Peter Skosey with the Metropolitan Planning Commission says it’s part of plan to accommodate the work force of tomorrow.
“Folks in their twenties or so are moving to cities where they don’t need to own a car. Owning a car is pretty expensive,” he says. “If they can get around in other ways than owning a car, they will choose a city based on that factor.”
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