Transit and Traffic Safety

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Transit and Traffic Safety

We promote equitable redevelopment efforts, enhanced walkability, and traffic safety on commercial corridors.

Transit and Traffic Safety programs

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Our efforts aim to increase public safety along the neigbhorhood's commercial corridors and spur investments that benefit legacy residents.


GPCC has conducted walkability studies along the Kedzie and Pulaski corridors, with support from the City of Chicago. We have supported numerous plans to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along commercial corridors, and have encouraged active transit options.

We supported a “complete streets” strategy along Kedzie Avenue with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in 2014. During the summer of 2020, GPCC worked with the City of Chicago and Jason Ferguson and the GOlympians to conduct a walkability study along the Pulaski corridor. The walkability study will help inform the streetscape design along Pulaski Road.


Vision Zero Chicago

Colorful designs decorate the bike lane and increase visibility at the Lake and Kedzie intersection
Colorful temporary streetscaping at a 2018 Vision Zero Chicago event increased visiibility at the Lake and Kedzie intersection.

Our team contributed to Vision Zero Chicago West Side Plan, which shares recommendations for traffic safety to reduce traffic fatalities along select corridors in West Side communities. The West Side Plan is a guiding document that describes the traffic safety priorities of three West Side communities and the resources available or needed to address them. Austin, North Lawndale, and Garfield Park are the focus West Side neighborhoods identified as High Crash Areas in the Vision Zero Chicago Action Plan.

ETOD

As a collaborating partner to Elevated Chicago, GPCC supports the Elevated Chicago workplan to spur community engagement and develop inclusive projects around the Kedzie Green Line transit stop. GPCC contributed to the City of Chicago’s first Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) policy.

Vision Zero Chicago

Colorful designs decorate the bike lane and increase visibility at the Lake and Kedzie intersection
Colorful temporary streetscaping at a 2018 Vision Zero Chicago event increased visiibility at the Lake and Kedzie intersection.

Our team contributed to Vision Zero Chicago West Side Plan, which shares recommendations for traffic safety to reduce traffic fatalities along select corridors in West Side communities. The West Side Plan is a guiding document that describes the traffic safety priorities of three West Side communities and the resources available or needed to address them. Austin, North Lawndale, and Garfield Park are the focus West Side neighborhoods identified as High Crash Areas in the Vision Zero Chicago Action Plan.

ETOD

As a collaborating partner to Elevated Chicago, GPCC supports the Elevated Chicago workplan to spur community engagement and develop inclusive projects around the Kedzie Green Line transit stop. GPCC contributed to the City of Chicago’s first Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) policy.

Other pedestrian safety and active transportation efforts have included coordinated wellness walks, community bike rides, and co-locating safety presentations with other community events.