Queen’s Landing won’t look like this on Friday: there’ll be a crosswalk and signal here.
As you consider how you’ll walk to the store tomorrow for some gifts from our guide, know that several people are trying to make street crossings safer. This post is a roundup of different news about how street crossings are changing (for the better) in Chicago.
1. Queen’s Landing
I briefly reported on this two Sundays ago in Grid Shots: Pedestrian access edition. The new crosswalk opened today.
2. Crossing Western Avenue in the 47th Ward
In Alderman Pawar’s email newsletter on Wednesday, he mentioned that he requested CDOT to improve pedestrian signal timings at Western and Sunnywide, Western and Irving Park, and Western and Waveland. “Over the summer I learned that families, school children and senior citizens in our ward have experienced trouble crossing [these intersections]”. Continue reading Grid Bits: Street crossings