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As Shared Streets Program Ends, Logan Square Neighbors Ask: Is There A Better Way To Make Roads Safer?

Many neighbors said the temporary infrastructure project was "a great idea, but poorly implemented."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Rogers Park’s Paulina Street Gets Massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural, New Shared Street Designation

Rogers Park's Paulina Street is the fourth place to get a "shared street" designation this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Leland Avenue Shared Street Returns This Week To Allow More Space For Pedestrians On Side Streets

The city's Shared Streets program returns this year, once again starting with Leland Avenue between Uptown and Lincoln Square.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shared Streets And Outdoor Dining Will Be Back This Summer, City Says, As It Boosts Assistance To Struggling Restaurants

City leaders are planning a bigger rollout of expanded outdoor dining programs this year, plus more financial help for businesses to set up shop outdoors.


City Stops Shared Streets Program For The Winter, Asks Residents If They Want Them Back Next Year

Neighbors can give the city feedback on the shared streets pilot program through Monday.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Leland Avenue In Uptown Added To Shared Streets Program

Leland from Clark Street to Kenmore Avenue has been given a "shared streets designation," which seeks to reduce car traffic to allow for more pedestrian uses of streets like biking and jogging.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Shrinks Shared Street Along 606 After Logan Square Neighbors Complain Of Speeding Drivers

Neighbors felt the stretch was unsafe because barricades were moved out of the way and drivers weren't slowing down for pedestrians and cyclists in the road.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

New Shared Street Comes To South Shore Drive In Hyde Park

The stretch is the third South Side street closed to through traffic to encourage socially distanced exercise in recent weeks.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side’s 2nd Shared Street Opens Friday In South Shore

A loop along 68th Street, Dorchester Avenue, 70th Street and Kenwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic to encourage pedestrians and cyclists to get outside.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Open Street Dining Scrapped In Little Village After Struggling Business Owners Say A Closed 26th Street Would Hurt, Not Help

“We had heard anecdotally that on days 26th Street is closed to traffic, they lose upwards of 75-80 percent of their business,” a local alderman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As Shared Streets Open, Logan Square Alderman, Neighbors Eye Palmer Street

So far, Palmer Street residents in the 35th Ward have shown an "overwhelming" amount of support, that alderman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Leland Avenue’s Shared Street Is Extending West To Chicago River

Leland between Western and and Virginia avenues will be the latest expansion of the city's shared street initiative.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Drexel Boulevard Becomes The South Side’s First ‘Shared Street’

The city's initiative to turn residential streets into open spaces started in Bronzeville this weekend.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Shared Streets Coming To Bucktown, Logan Square Will Run Parallel To Closed 606 Trail

The Wabansia Avenue and Cortland Street closures parallel the Bloomingdale Trail. The trail is still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City’s Shared Street Program Off To A Good Start In Ravenswood: ‘We’re Absolutely Interested In Expanding’

At least one other shared street is being shelved while the city focuses on public safety.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park