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Slow Streets and Sustainable Transportation Post-Pandemic - Shared screen with speaker view
Alderman Matt Martin
10:53
Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us. We’ll get started in a couple of minutes.
Noah Appelbaum
11:01
yep, host should be able to mute all
Scott Rubin
15:29
Can we get involved even if we’re not in your ward?
Alderman Matt Martin
15:34
yes!
Alderman Matt Martin
38:19
If you’re interested in learning more about our panelists’ organizations, here are links:
Alderman Matt Martin
38:23
https://chi.streetsblog.org/
Alderman Matt Martin
38:27
https://activetrans.org/
Alderman Matt Martin
38:35
https://www.metroplanning.org/index.html
Austin Busch
44:38
Does CDOT view these shared streets as one-off projects, or is there an overall attempt at a network?
Scott Rubin
44:45
Question for Julia: thanks for being here today. Can you speak about the implementation of ATA’s recovery networks?
Noah Appelbaum
48:04
why is the city so resistant to closing major retail thoroughfares to car traffic?
Audrey Wennink
48:14
https://www.metroplanning.org/work/project/47
Julia Gerasimenko (she/her)
54:32
http://www.untokening.org/
Dawid Durejko
55:35
Question to Ward crew: When will you start building safe NETWORK of bike infrastructure that will be a true alternative to driving. Damen lanes, Wilson painted bike symbols are not bike infrastructure.
Dan Becco
55:40
I came on late, but I'm wondering how long will Leland be a Shared Street?
Jerry Galvin
56:58
After moving here from the NW side, many are afraid of changes to the street. They then fight the changes that might benefit them and their kids. Have the city groups thought out pilots of streets changes prior to full implementation, so that people understand how things would work?
Julia Gerasimenko (she/her)
57:36
https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iap2.org/resource/resmgr/pillars/Spectrum_8.5x11_Print.pdf
Susan King
57:44
How was the "pilot" strip of Leland chosen? I am all for car free living, I have lived in Chicago since 1987 and in Lincoln Square here because of the proximity of the train. I love these ideas, but Leland west of Western is very different then the pilot street, in that it is one way and narrower, and even more complicated west of Rockwell where I live, with barriers created by the train and river in terms of through streets. There are safety concerns over here about this. Can someone speak to how it will work over here? (I am on the Urban Development Committee of GRO.)
renee - EESP - Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project
58:43
Everyone in Lightfoot's administration should take that Public Participation training! :)
Audrey Wennink
58:44
http://tacticalurbanismguide.com/
Scott Rubin
01:00:26
How will CPD confront someone engaged in tactical urbanism?
Alderman Matt Martin
01:04:22
arcg.is/9Cji5
Julia Gerasimenko (she/her)
01:14:15
activetrans.org/takeaction
Julia Gerasimenko (she/her)
01:14:47
www.activetrans.org/takeaction - hopefully that works
Susan King
01:14:50
Thanks for your answer, I think some of the misunderstanding over here (West of Western on Leland) and the safety concerns are about children. But am I correct that the intent is really more for making it safer for pedestrians, joggers and bikers? Not necessarily to encourage children to play in the street?
Alderman Matt Martin
01:15:29
correct. We have found this to be a place where people let their children run free, but we emphasize that people need to remember cars are still driving on the street. This is not a play street.
renee - EESP - Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project
01:15:43
If anyone wants to help with the Glenwood ave open street - please hit me up! sustainedgewater@gmail.com (sorry Michael to add on here!)
Audrey Wennink
01:18:30
https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/quigley-urges-illinois-department-transportation-changes-wake-covid-19
Susan King
01:18:47
Thanks again - what is the schedule for Virginia / Leland to become shared?
Alderman Matt Martin
01:19:01
We just heard from CDOT today – this weekend!
Julia Gerasimenko (she/her)
01:19:07
please be in touch! julia@activetrans.org or (312) 216-0489, sometimes spam filter catches things
Alderman Matt Martin
01:19:08
We need people to help us flyer the street!