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Bronzeville, Near South Side

City’s ‘Open Boulevards’ Series Returns In Bronzeville, Logan Square And North Lawndale

Sections of boulevards in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be closed to vehicles so residents can walk, bike, socialize, eat food and more.

A north-facing view of Drexel Boulevard at Bowen Avenue.
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CHICAGO — Streets in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be transformed into open community spaces for events and activities in September and October. 

The city’s Open Boulevards series is returning for its second year of street activations. Sections of Drexel, Douglas and Logan boulevards will be closed to cars and other vehicles so they can become places for residents walk, bike, ride scooters, socialize, eat food and enjoy other activities and programs hosted by community partners, according to a city news release.

“Our streets are as iconic as our skyline,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a news release. “These activations turn our historic boulevards into community assets and encourage Chicagoans to eat, travel, shop, and connect in a whole new way.”

The first event in the series is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday on Drexel Boulevard between 43rd and 45th Streets in Bronzeville.

Another two events will be Oct. 16 along Douglas Boulevard and Oct. 30 along Logan Boulevard.

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