Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Milwaukee Avenue

Eyes on the Street: CDOT Will Fix Milwaukee/Division Sidewalk, Crosswalks

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The Chicago Department of Transportation’s Walk To Transit project will bring “quick fixes” to ten Chicago Transit Authority rail stations next year, including several long-needed improvements to the sidewalks and crosswalks around the Division Blue Line station. Currently, people walking to and from the transit line, or to the numerous shops and residences around the Polish […]

PBLs Off the Table in Jeff Park, But Milwaukee Still Needs a Road Diet

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The Chicago Department of Transportation has proposed three possible street reconfigurations for Milwaukee from Lawrence to Elston. Unfortunately, the one that CDOT originally said would have had the greatest safety benefit for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers is now off the table. The scenario where the current five-lane speedway would have been converted to two travel […]

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 […]

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 […]