The Department of Transportation (CDOT) plans to convert Leavitt St. from Diversey Pkwy to Bowmanville Ave into a Neighborhood Greenway.
CDOT is partnering with the 32nd, 40th, and 47th Wards to install a Neighborhood Greenway on Leavitt Street from Diversey Street to the Rosehill Cemetery. The project will provide a continuous, family-friendly bikeway through the Lincoln Square and North Center community areas and provide a low-stress alternative to walking and biking on nearby Western and Damen Avenues. Where Leavitt is one-way, contraflow bike lanes will be installed to allow two-way biking. The greenway will provide connections to the Berwyn, Leavitt, Berteau, and School/Roscoe Neighborhood Greenways, protected bike lanes on Diversey, and other bikeways on Lawrence, Wilson, Montrose, Belmont, and Clybourn. The project includes a 20 MPH speed limit along with bike-friendly speed humps and concrete curb extensions. Additionally, patching and repaving work will ensure a smooth riding surface for all users.
The project is planned to be completed by the end of Summer 2023.
More details on this project can be found on the Chicago Complete Streets Website.
- Contraflow Bike Lanes: Where Leavitt is one-way, contraflow bike lanes will be installed to allow two-way biking.
- Concrete Curb Extensions: Curb Extensions will be installed to slow traffic and give pedestrians and vehicles more visibility and intersections.
- 20 MPH Speed Limit: The speed limit will be reduced to 20 MPH to slow traffic and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Bike-Friendly Speed Humps: Bike friendly speed humps will be installed to slow traffic, keeping the street calm and safe for all users.
- July 10th, 2023 – CDOT, along with the 40th and 47th Ward, held a virtual meeting to present this plan to the community
In the News
- 47th Ward: 2-way Leavitt Greenway bike project will start work in a few weeks, by John Greenfield, for StreetsBlog Chicago, July 7, 2023