Thursday, May 8, 2014

Want North Lake Shore Drive to be more bike, walk, and transit friendly? Here's your chance.

A message from the Active Transportation Alliance

Take action and send comments TODAY to North Lake Shore Drive re-construction project team. With planning getting underway for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive, we have a once in a lifetime chance to re-imagine this iconic road as a people- and transit-friendly urban parkway. But we need your help TODAY to make sure that happens.Originally envisioned as a boulevard and gateway to Chicago’s lakefront, Lake Shore Drive has evolved into a car-clogged highway that fails to move people efficiently and cuts residents off from our city’s most prized natural asset, Lake Michigan. The North Lake Shore Drive project team has demonstrated an interest in shifting away from the same old auto-centric thinking. However, draft documents that outline the official purpose of the North Lake Shore Drive re-construction project don't leave much room for a future lakefront that's less automobile-dependent. You have a chance to weigh-in TODAY and encourage the North Lake Shore Drive project team to fully embrace the opportunity to "Redefine the Drive," because Chicagoans don't want an expressway in their front yard.Use our online form to send a message to the project team telling them the purpose of the North Lake Shore Drive re-construction should reflect our shared community priorities.

Active Transportation Alliance

312.427.3325 www.activetrans.org 

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