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Leland-Uptown Shared Street

Leland-Uptown Shared Street

Dear Neighbor,

I am pleased to announce that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be completing installation of the Shared Street on Leland, from Clark to Kenmore. Work is scheduled to begin on Friday.

My office has received many requests from neighbors on Leland who were interested in the Shared Streets program when it was announced. We are looking forward to seeing how Shared Streets can improve mobility in our neighborhoods. Previously planned utility work that initially caused CDOT to delay implementing our Shared Street on Leland has been postponed. This means that CDOT is now able to establish a Shared Street on Leland through the end of the season.


     Image courtesy of https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/covid-mobility.html

The Shared Streets program was launched by CDOT so that local roads could be converted into corridors for improved, safe travel, and physical activity during COVID. Vehicular access is restricted to local traffic only in order to allow for more space for walking, biking, rolling, and social distancing. As a shared street, cars will still be able to enter. Through traffic is prohibited, and those driving on the shared street must drive slowly and yield to people on the street. The Shared Street does not remove parking. Please note that you will still be able to park on your street. Emergency services, garbage trucks, street sweepers and delivery vehicles will still be able to use the street.

             

    Image courtesy of https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/covid-mobility.html

The Shared Streets program is designed to be flexible and responsive to community feedback. CDOT wants your input! If you observe a problem with equipment on a Shared Street (i.e. a barrel or barrier broken, missing, or misplaced), please call 311 and provide the intersection or address. Always call 911 for emergencies. The Shared Street in our ward will be known as “Leland Uptown.” If you would like to provide feedback about Shared Streets, you can email covidmobility@cityofchicago.org and please fill out the Shared Streets Program Feedback & Suggestions Survey. Please also reach out to our office at 773-878-4646 and at ward46@cityofchicago.org to let us know what you think!

Best,