If you are interested in the details for the Glenwood Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, our neighbor sent this in from the community meeting with Harry Osterman last night.
• Glenwood Avenue: Carmen Ave. to Ridge Ave. (0.75 miles)
• Carmen Avenue: Glenwood Ave. to Broadway (0.25 miles)
CDOT, in partnership with Alderman Osterman, is proposing to install a neighborhood greenway on Glenwood Ave. between Carmen Ave. and Ridge Ave. This project will also provide a connection on Carmen Ave. between Glenwood Ave. and the existing buffered bike lanes on Broadway. Neighborhood greenways make a street more comfortable and enjoyable to walk and bike on by reducing motor vehicle speeds and cut-through traffic. This project is currently in the design phase and construction is anticipated in late 2015.
• 4-7% of residents along the corridor currently bike to work, three to five times higher than the city average
• 152 reported crashes along the corridor, with people walking and biking involved in 50% of crashes resulting in an injury
• Up to 40 bicyclists riding on the corridor during peak hours, with over 50% of people riding southbound
• A new contra-flow bike lane making it legal and predictable for people riding their bikes southbound on Glenwood Ave. to schools, parks, and other destinations, while maintaining northbound only traffic for motorists
• Green colored pavement markings to alert motorists of the presence of bicyclists riding southbound on Glenwood Ave.
• Bike friendly speed humps at various locations
• High-visibility crosswalks at all other intersections
• Narrower northbound travel lane for motorists will calm motor vehicle speeds
The project is estimated to cost no more than $75,000.
Linze Rice’s Piece Covering the Meeting (DNAInfo Chicago)
Streetsblog Chicago Article Covering the Meeting
On a related note…
If you are interested in hearing your neighbors ideas for Clark Street we’ve included a link to the survey results below:
Curious what other cities are doing?
Here is a picture we took in Seattle this week.