Chicago releases 1st pedestrian safety plan – chicagotribune.com


Pedestrian infrastructure/public art. From chicagotribune.com.

Bridget Doyle reports on Chicago’s first pedestrian plan which went into effect on Wednesday. Like San Francisco’s Better Streets Plan, Chicago’s plan includes making sure city projects optimize pedestrian travel. Interventions include wider sidewalks, high-visibility crosswalks, and mid-block bulb-outs in certain areas. I find it really encouraging to see another major American city making pedestrian access and comfort a priority. Everybody walks, but as John Dales recently pointed out, we rarely clamor for our “rights” the way motorists and increasingly cyclists do. Hopefully as Chicago and San Francisco make pedestrians a priority, other cities will take notice, and make their own pedestrian plans.

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