Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Milwaukee Avenue

Milwaukee Bottleneck Is Being Fixed, After Streetsblog Alerted CDOT

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Construction to transform Wicker Park’s Northwest Tower into a boutique hotel has created a dangerous bottleneck for cyclists next to the construction site. Partly thanks to advocacy by a Streetsblog reader and reporter Steven Vance, the developer is fixing the problem. On Wednesday, June 25, Kevin Monahan wrote Streetsblog to tell us that Convexity Properties […]

Eyes on the Street: Cut Off Green St. To Cut Milwaukee Ave. Bike Conflicts

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Chicago has long blocked cut-through car traffic on lightly traveled residential streets with hundreds of cul-de-sacs sprinkled throughout the city. The same traffic diversion tactics could also improve safety for bicyclists at dangerous intersections by simplifying movements and removing potential conflict points. One example is Green Street, where it intersects Milwaukee Avenue’s buffered bike lane. A traffic […]

CDOT Forgets to Accommodate Cyclists During Bloomingdale Construction

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Bloomingdale Trail construction charges ahead, with bridge work that involves closing Milwaukee at the viaduct, tonight at 8 p.m. through early Monday morning. Cars, trucks and buses will detour around the construction via North and Western, and pedestrians are advised to take a shorter detour via Oakley, Wilmot, and Leavitt Street to reach Wilmot. Winnebago, which […]

To Smooth Out the Blue Line Rehab, Divert Cars From Milwaukee

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As the Chicago Transit Authority prepares to fix up Blue Line tracks, the agency is warning riders that they’ll face significant delays during the weekends when work is underway. But tens of thousands of transit riders would face less inconvenience if the city cleared some room on Milwaukee Avenue by diverting motor vehicle traffic. The […]

Construction Makes Milwaukee Bike Lanes An Obstacle Course

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Responding to a query today from Streetsblog Chicago about abysmal conditions for cyclists on Milwaukee Avenue, transportation commissioner Gabe Klein says he has asked a deputy commissioner to work with the Department of Water Management “to put a better traffic management plan in place for cyclists ASAP.” Deputy commissioner Pat Harney said he is “talking […]