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Best city of Chicago department head

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Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein
You’d expect something different from a CDOT chief who went to middle school on an ashram with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. After coming here from D.C. with an emphasis on “complete streets” that serve all road users, not just cars, in just a few years Klein has racked up an impressive list of groundbreaking projects. We now have dozens of miles of protected and buffered bicycle lanes and thousands of Divvy bikes; Bloomingdale Trail construction and the Make Way for People public space program are in progress; and bus rapid transit and the riverwalk extension are on the horizon. Thanks to Klein, these are exciting times for sustainable transportation in Chicago.

AUDIENCE CHOICE: Michelle T. Boone, Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Best of Chicago 2013

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