• A Low-Stress Bike Route Through Lincoln Square And Uptown Could Break Ground As Early As This Summer

    The Leland Avenue Greenway plan has been in the works for more than three years. Neighbors can give city officials feedback on the plan for the next two weeks.

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / January 19, 2022

    LINCOLN SQUARE — A long-awaited plan to change the traffic pattern at a busy Lincoln Square intersection to improve access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians is finally moving forward, local leaders say.

    The Chicago Department of Transportation proposed the Leland Avenue Greenway in 2019 as part of the Lincoln Square master plan to create a continuous, low-stress bicycle connection between the North Shore Channel and Lakefront trails. 

    The plan would change the traffic plan at Western and Leland avenues, incorporate pedestrian median islands, raised crosswalks, contraflow bike lanes and bike-friendly speed humps along Leland Avenue in Lincoln Square between the North Shore Channel, near Rockwell Street on the west, and Clark Street on the east. Read more HERE

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