Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Pilsen

KaBOOM Promotes Placemaking as a Way to Encourage Play

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Active, creative, and social play has a number of benefits for children, especially those in low-income, urban communities. However, nowadays many kids don’t get enough opportunities for healthy play, according to staffer Janine Kacprzak from the nonprofit KaBOOM. The organization has helped build over 2,500 playgrounds across the country, including hundreds in Chicago, Kacprzak said. […]

Go Pilsen TDM Program Encourages Walking, Biking and Transit Use

[This article also runs in Checkerboard City, John’s column in Newcity magazine, which hits the streets on Wednesday evenings.] Last September, the Chicago Department of Transportation launched the Go Bronzeville transportation demand program in the historic Near South neighborhood otherwise known as the Black Metropolis. The initiative provided resources for residents interested in getting around […]

IDOT Announces $20M in Pedestrian and Bike Improvements for Chicagoland

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week [PDF] that it is distributing over $20 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program funds to bicycle and pedestrian projects in the Chicagoland area. Highlights for Chicago include: A streetscape project on Devon Avenue that will improve the pedestrian environment for two blocks between California Avenue and Rockwell […]