Alderman Waguespack, in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), is hosting a public meeting on May 25th at the Wicker Park Bucktown Library. The presentation materials will be available at 5:30 PM and there will be a presentation at 6:00 PM. CDOT has developed concepts for potential neighborhood greenways on Cortland Street (Damen to Ashland) and Wood Street (Milwaukee to Cortland). The goal of this initiative is to increase comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians and improve accessibility to the existing bicycle network and 606 trail and parks. CDOT has worked with a small group of neighborhood representatives / stakeholders to develop and modify the potential concepts. The purpose of this public meeting is to present the draft plans, collect public input, and answer questions.

Neighborhood greenways incorporate traffic calming, pavement markings, and signage to promote safe motor vehicle speeds, reduce cut-through traffic, and prioritize the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in order to create a more enjoyable street for all residents.

Cortland Wood Project Map_May 2016