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.
by Jon Hilkevitch: Getting Around
A long-planned transformation of North Lake Shore Drive is entering a new phase, as city and state planners look to cull ideas from the public on how best to serve the tens of thousands who use the crucial roadway every day.
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!