Commute Between Edgewater Glen & “The Factory of the Future” (25 minutes)


With the ribbon cutting of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Center on Goose Island & the new Edgewater Glen Divvy stations built in the neighborhood today, it got us to wondering… what will the commute from Edgewater Glen to the new $300 million dollar R&D center look like in the future?

“The DMDII is the nation’s flagship research institute for applying cutting-edge digital technologies to reduce the time and cost of manufacturing, strengthen the capabilities of the U.S. supply chain, and reduce acquisition costs. The DMDII will both develop and demonstrate digital manufacturing technologies and deploy and commercialize these technologies across key manufacturing industries.” – Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute

Assuming the new Peterson Metra Station materializes in our lifetime, here is how it is looking…

Walk to (Future) Peterson Metra Stop: 7 minute walk
Metra Between Peterson & Clybourn: 12 minute train ride
Divvy to Digital Manufacturing & Design/UI Labs: 6 minute bike ride

Total Travel Time: Approx. 25 minutes

If you are curious about our city’s new R&D center we’ve included a few videos and related articles below.

The Commute Map

Direct Map Link

New Research Center Opens On Goose Island

Video Link:

Dick Durbin at 1871

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Interview with UI Labs Executive Director, Caralynn Nowinski

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Related Articles:

Here’s what the factory of the future could look likeCrain’s Chicago Business

The Smart Factory Cometh: 7 New DMDII Projects that Will Revolutionize ManufacturingChicago Inno

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