Plan drawings show lack of bicycle accommodations.
Last year I requested from the city plan drawings for the bridge replacement and road reconstruction at Halsted Street and the north branch canal (near Division Street). Included in the response to my FOIA request were plan drawings from the Department of Transportation’s Division of Engineering for [...]
This sidewalk will be eliminated to make room for a new right-turn lane onto southbound Lake Shore Drive. Photos and captions by Bike Walk Lincoln Park.
Michelle Stenzel, a co-leader of the Bike Walk Lincoln Park neighborhood advocacy group, hits the nail on the head with her analysis of a [...]
The sign says “bridge closed ahead” – not for people on foot or with bicycles. Cross the river by entering the sidewalk on the west side of Halsted Street.
Sorry if I’m revealing anyone’s secret. During reconstruction on the Halsted Street bridge over the Chicago River just north of Chicago Avenue, it’s possible to cross [...]
A close zoom on the newly created west intersections from the plan drawing. Renderings are courtesy of CDOT.
Update January 25, 2012: Based on some comments, and on some emails from readers, neither the original and revised designs are very good. One reader said that the project designers are applying a set of standards to [...]
Rendering of the new LaSalle Mezzanine at Clark/Division. PDF with additional renderings.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Grid Chicago contributor and Network member Kevin Zolkiewicz.
An alternate title I thought of using: Three steps forward, five steps back?
Both Chicago’s Complete Streets policy and the Bike 2015 Plan talk about the need to “ensure that roadway construction zones are bicycle-friendly”, but this is not being practiced. Here are five examples. I previously discussed this problem, at length, in [...]
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- Events on April 9, 2012
Friends of the Lakefront Trail visioning workshop (north side)
From 6:30 PM
To 8:30 PM
Where Margate Park Fieldhouse (4921 N. Marine Drive)
- Events on April 18, 2012
Friends of the Lakefront Trail visioning workshop (south side)
From 6:30 PM
To 8:30 PM
Where Jackson Park Fieldhouse (6401 S. Stony Island Ave.)
- Events on June 30, 2012
9th Annual Bike the Boulevard event with 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas
From 9:00 AM
To 2:00 PM
Info Grant permission to Alderman George A. Cardenas, 2458 West 38th Street, to close traffic on South Western Boulevard, beginning at 4555 South Western Boulevard (Home Depot), proceeding North-bound on Western Boulevard, continuing onto the boulevard system, crossing California Avenue, untilWest 24th Street, stopping at the parking lot of Spry School,2400 South Marshall.Boulevard, and ending at 4555 South Western Boulevard (Home Depot), for the 9th Annual Bike the Boulevard Event on Saturday, June 30,2012, from 9:00 am to 2:00pm.
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