Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Pedestrian Street zoning

Chicago Can Do Much More to Legalize Transit-Oriented Development

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance last Wednesday that would reduce some barriers to transit-oriented development in Chicago, lowering parking requirements and allowing more density near transit stations. While the proposal is a step forward, there’s much more the city can do to ensure that future growth leads to more walking and transit use, not […]

Complete Streets Guidelines Codify Principles of Multi-Modal Streets

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“…the transportation profession is coming to understand that more roads, more lanes, and longer signal cycles only induces more traffic.” You can find that statement on page 80 of the Complete Streets Design Guidelines [PDF] released yesterday by the Chicago Department of Transportation, which says loud and clear that designing streets to just move cars […]

P-Street on Milwaukee Could Help Empty Lots Develop Into Walkable Places

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Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno of the 1st Ward has introduced an ordinance that would zone Milwaukee Avenue between Sacramento Avenue and Rockwell Street/Francis Place as a Pedestrian Street, or P-Street, which could help ensure that future development is walkable and pedestrian-friendly. The P-Street concept was codified in 2004¬†as an attempt “to preserve and enhance the […]