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City’s First Shared Street, Welcoming Cars, Bikes And Pedestrians In Uptown, Could Become Permanent

Although the program kicked off amid some confusion, it has not been a source of frequent complaints, officials said.

A sign on Argyle Street in Uptown.
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UPTOWN — Nearly two years after Argyle Street in Uptown became Chicago’s first shared roadway for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians, aldermen will weigh a measure to make the experiment permanent.

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) will ask the City Council’s Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee on at noon Wednesday to declare the pilot program a success (O2019-6973) and make the changes permanent.

Although the program kicked off amid some confusion, it has not been a source of frequent complaints, officials said.

Aldermen will also consider a measure (O2019-7794) from City Clerk Anna Valencia that would extend the pilot program that waives the fee for a city sticker to all veterans who are honorably or generally discharged from the armed services. The pilot program, that was set to end Jan. 31, 2020, would end Jan. 31, 2021 under the measure set to be considered by aldermen.

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