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Uptown’s Clifton Avenue Gets Decorative String Lighting, The First Allowed Over A Public Street In Chicago

The decorative lighting hangs over the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery near the Wilson Red Line stop.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Traffic-Calming Infrastructure Is Needed To Make Garfield Boulevard Safer, Neighbors Say As City Prepares South Side ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

Neighbors shared ideas for preventing crashes along Washington Park's Garfield Boulevard, including adding pedestrian bumpouts, improved street crossings, protected bike lanes and public art.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Could Become A Car-Free Public Plaza

Catalpa Avenue between Ashland and Clark is routinely closed to traffic for events like the Andersonville Farmers Market. A pedestrian plaza coming to the street could close it to cars permanently.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Pilsen, Chinatown Won’t Get Alleys Repaired This Year Due To Strike That Slowed Concrete Production

The delay in fulfilling work requests, which is also expected to affect sidewalks, is a citywide issue. But Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said his ward has alleys and sidewalks that have long needed repairs.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Milwaukee Avenue Resurfacing Kicks Off In Wicker Park After Quarry Workers Strike Led To Delay

The project will also install protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Division Street, as well as pedestrian curb extensions and bus stop improvements.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Quarry Workers Strike Stalls Milwaukee Avenue Resurfacing Work — And Other Street, Sidewalk Plans Across The City

The weeks-long strike has limited the supply of asphalt, concrete and other building materials during the peak of summer construction season, delaying work on Milwaukee Avenue from Chicago to Damen avenues.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lakefront Trail Users Horrified As Cars Drive Onto Pedestrian And Bike Path To Avoid Traffic Jam

WATCH: Several people drove on the trail, where vehicles are not permitted. The incident shows a need for more trail protection from drivers, users say.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago’s Protected Bike Lanes Will Get Concrete Barriers By End Of 2023, City Says

It's a significant victory for bicycle advocates, who have long said Chicago's bike lanes need better protections to prevent injuries and deaths.

Citywide

Uptown Tent Camp Moved So City Can Repair Viaduct After Fires, But Residents Say ‘We’re Going Back’

Tent city residents willingly relocated to nearby parkland and have been told they can return to the viaducts once work is finished, officials and residents said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Broadway Through Edgewater Could Get Fewer Lanes, Lower Speed Limits And Bike Lanes

Ald. Harry Osterman is also proposing to add pedestrian islands to Broadway, boost density through new residential development and add a pool to the Broadway Armory.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Protected Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Improvements Proposed For Augusta Boulevard In Ukrainian Village And West Town

The lanes would run between Milwaukee and Western avenues. The plan would also shorten pedestrian crosswalks and lower speed limits on that stretch of Augusta.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Do You Bike Around Little Village? Weigh In On Where The City Should Put New Bike Lanes

The city is considering adding bike lanes to 19th Street along the south branch of the Chicago River near the Stevenson and several other places in the neighborhood.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Unprotected Bike Lanes, Lower Speed Limit For Cars Coming To Stretch Of Erie Street In West Town

CDOT has designated Erie from Damen Avenue to Noble Street a neighborhood greenway. Officials had no updates on a proposal to build protected bike lanes on Wood Street in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stop Signs Added To Deadly Stretch Of Milwaukee Avenue After 2 Cyclists Killed In Irving Park

Neighbors say protected bike lanes and speed cameras are still needed on Milwaukee Avenue to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Electric Scooters Are Back For Good As Divvy Launches 1st Docked Scooter Stations

Divvy has retrofitted more than 230 docked stations to accommodate scooters, bikes and e-bikes in and near Downtown. There will be 1,000 scooters in service by the end of June.

Downtown

Lane Closures On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Stony Island Avenue Coming Soon As Part Of Obama Center-Related Road Work

One southbound lane on DuSable Lake Shore Drive will be closed from 57th to Hayes drives starting Thursday, while Stony Island Avenue will see lane closures near the Obama Presidential Center construction site starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A ‘Bike Path To Nowhere’ Along Busy West Side Corridor Has Caused Chaos And Confusion, Residents Say

The city didn't consult residents before adding a short bike lane on Jackson Boulevard that is causing traffic jams through Columbus Park. Residents said it would be better suited on a wider West Side street.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Plan To Turn Rogers Park’s Glenwood Avenue Into A One-Way Moves Forward After Years Of Crashes

City officials have endorsed a plan to turn Glenwood Avenue north of Devon Avenue into a one-way street and are seeking neighbor feedback on the proposal.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Pedestrian Tunnel Under DuSable Lake Shore Drive Closed After Concrete Crumbles

Crews are assessing the damage to the pedestrian underpass to see how long it will need to be closed, officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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