The Campaign for a Free and Clear Lakefront is a grassroots coalition to remove Lakeshore Drive from Grant Park, and eventually the entire Chicago shoreline.
Burnham Centennial Lakefront Vision Ride
At The Plan of Chicago’s 100th Anniversary, Burnham's vision for a tranquil shoreline remains violated by a vulgar 8-lane superhighway.
Though Burnham may have been the most eloquent advocate for Chicago's lakefront, he wasn't the first. The 1836 the Canal Commission decreed the lakefront to be “Public Ground — Common to Remain Forever Open, Clear, and Free of Any Buildings, or Other Obstruction Whatever.”
July 13, 2009-- Four case studies demononstrate that depaving highways improves traffic flow. http://tinyurl.com/tear-it-down
Feb. 25, 2009-- New York City plans to close several blocks of Broadway to vehicle traffic through Times Square and Herald Square, an experiment that would turn swaths of the Great White Way into pedestrian malls . . .
More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/nyregion/26broadway.html
Transportation writer John Grenefield surveys cities across the nation that are creating safe, inviting places for exercise and transportation by removing the sight, sound, smell and danger of car traffic.
The Chicago Children's Museum is still determined to plant a 100,000 square foot building in Grant Park, and Mayor Daley is still flexing his muscles to help.
The issue is likely to be decided by the Chicago City Council, so right now the people who can save our Lakefront are the 50 aldermen.
Take 3 easy steps to help save Grant Park:
We paved paradise, So why can't we find any place to park?
Because parking is one of the biggest boondoggles -- and environmental disasters -- in our country.
By Katharine Mieszkowski, Salon, Oct. 1, 2007
Seattle leaders look for new ideas after viaduct vote
The City of Chicago has once again endorsed depaving Lake Shore Drive and restoring our lakefront as "Forever Free and Clear of any Obstructions Whatsoever."
The new Chicago city sticker, which is required to be posted on the windshield of all private motor cars, clearly depicts a lakefront without a certain 8 lane superhighway.
Let's all take this opportunity to redouble our efforts to enact this hopeful vision for the future of our lakefront!
Lakeside walk minus traffic to be reality at Kankaria
Ahmedabad, November 27: FIRST was the Sabarmati river front project. Now comes the Kankaria lake front development project, the foundation of which was laid by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening. The idea here, however, doesn't appear to be malls and shops. The idea, according to Modi, is to make the lake and its periphery an ideal, must-visit destination for tourists.
So the Rs 28.50-crore project, to be complete in a year's time, includes development of its four-km long periphery. At present the road surrounding the lake is used for vehicular movement alone, leaving no space and little scope for visitors to enjoy the spot in a peaceful and pollution-free way.