Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about West Town

A rendering of a bike lane (with a passing lane) on the Chicago Avenue bridge over the Kennedy from the West Town Master Plan.

Right Now It’s More Important to Install Bus Lanes on Chicago Avenue Than Bike Lanes

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The new West Town Master Plan, commissioned by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #29, floats the idea of converting  two of the four mixed-traffic lanes on Chicago Avenue in the neighborhood to buffered bike lanes. While that’s a forward-thing idea, it would actually make sense to use that extra right-of-way […]

Parking-Lite Residences Sprouting All Across Chicago

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The resurgent downtown economy and the growing demand for car-lite living, both in Chicago and nationally, have spurred an apartment-building boom that’s transforming neighborhoods citywide. Many of these apartments are rising along the Chicago Transit Authority’s rail lines, partially thanks to a recent change to the city’s zoning ordinance that has made it easier to […]