Coalition calls for a bold vision for reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive
By Chrissy Mancini Nichols
Jul 25, 2013
This post first appeared at metroplanning.org
On July 25, MPC joined with a coalition of 15 regional organizations to release a civic platform for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive, calling for a bold vision to better meet the needs of everyone who uses the lakefront. The platform is based on seven principles and includes a host of recommendations for the Ill. Dept. of Transportation and Chicago Dept. of Transportation as they embark on a planning study for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive from Grand to Hollywood avenues.
MPC joined the coalition because we believe this study offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Redefine the Drive.” Rather than reinforce the slow shift toward a superhighway, we urge Chicagoans to weigh in with your ideas to ensure North Lake Shore Drive serves neighborhood residents, tourists, pedestrians, bicyclists, runners, transit users and park-goers. To make your voice heard, attend an upcoming public meeting about North Lake Shore Drive reconstruction on Aug. 6, 7 or 8.