Cloudy with a chance of freezing your nose off
The Blog that Works is out of winter hibernation at just the wrong time-- today's subzero temperatures are making any activity that doesn't involve hot chocolate and my living room seem entirely unappealing. This morning my car refused to budge out of its iced-in parking spot, giving me a personal snow day and lots of time to think about how to get around without it. Here's a roundup of Chicago transit and winter news, brought to you by my temporary homeboundedness.
Hyde Park Progress considers the pros and cons of adopting various parking meter rate schemes. Chicagoist analyzes last year's big increase in CTA ridership, but a commenter suggests an alternative interpretation. The Tribune documents some clever techniques for maintaining a parking space-- if only they'd published yesterday, I might have made it out of Hyde Park today! A fourth-grader in Hammond fell victim to a triple-dog-dare and ended up with a tongue injury. The Chicago Foundation for Women is honoring an important anniversary this week with a spoken word event. And for a nice healthy dose of winter escapism, check out these nifty shots of fractal river deltas near the Mediterranean coast.