• How Can The City Improve North Lincoln Avenue? Fewer Cars, More Space For Walking And Biking, Neighbors Say In Poll

    The southern half of the corridor, anchored by the new Ainslie Arts Plaza, has already seen a flurry of activity and improvements over the past year.

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / July 29, 2021

    LINCOLN SQUARE — Neighbors want wider sidewalks, upgraded infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists and more greenery for the northern stretch of Lincoln Avenue, according to a community poll.

    The roadway between Western and Catalpa avenues has been the focus of revitalization efforts in Lincoln Square, in hopes of making it as much a draw as the more popular commercial district southeast. In March, Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) announced a $15 million plan for the Lincoln Avenue North streetscape.

    Hundreds of residents responded to a Chicago Department of Transportation survey about what they want those improvements to look like, with a clear consensus for the area to be less car-oriented and more open for walking and community leisure. Read more HERE

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