The Cubs World Series Victory Parade Transforms the Streets of Lakeview

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Clark Street south of Wrigley Field. Photo: John Greenfield

If you’ll indulge this bandwagon-jumper in a bit more Cubs-mania (don’t worry, we’ll have another serious post or two today), I thought SBC readers might enjoy a few shots of how the in-progress Cubs victory parade has filled the streets of the Lakeview neighborhood with humans instead of motor vehicles. It’s more evidence that some of the most memorable moments in cities can happen when right of way is used for something other than just moving and storing metal boxes.

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Addison Street west of the ballpark. Photo: John Greenfield
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Halsted Street south of Addison. Photo: John Greenfield

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A Cubs “W” flag and many others under the Red Line tracks at Newport. Photo: John Greenfield
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A double-decker bus bus full of Cubs personnel and their families passes by Broadway, south of Addison. Photo: John Greenfield
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One of the buses passes by Cornelia Avenue on Lake Shore Drive en route to the massive downtown rally. Photo: John Greenfield
  • skelter weeks

    Friday after work I rode up to Wrigley and found all traffic diverted around the stadium. Lots of people on the sidewalks, and in the street. Apparently it’s a 24 hr street party all day, every day, until the bad weather sets in.

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