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.
Chicago Outraged over Closed LSD Crosswalk
By Kathy Schubert
To the editors of the Sun Times and Tribune:
I was riding my bike on the lakefront path on Wednesday morning with a visitor from Holland. I wanted to show him the countdown lights between Buckingham Fountain and Queen's Landing because I feel they make the pedestrian feel they are less important than the automobile traffic.
But the countdown lights weren't there. There weren't even any crossing signals. There was a temporary fence. There was a truck with city workers. They had JUST removed the crossing signals. I asked them why we aren't allowed to cross Lake Shore Drive at Buckingham Fountain any more.
The workmen said "Because Mayor Daley wants it that way. If you want to cross LSD at Buckingham Fountain you can go one block north and cross. Or you can go one block south and cross."
It's bad enough that we have an eight lane highway interrupting our greenspace in Grant Park. Now we're not even welcome to cross over it.
Tell Mayor Daley: Restore Queen's Landing Crosswalk!