Neighborhood Greenways are low-stress residential streets which provide safe and comfortable connection for people biking and walking. Greenways often feature traffic calming elements to slow vehicle traffic, making the street safer for neighborhood residents and visitors, whether they are walking, biking, or driving. Greenways also serve as an alternative to biking on busier arterial streets.
The greenway was first proposed by the Chicago Department of Transportation in 2019 as part of the Lincoln Square master plan to help create a continuous, low-stress bicycle connection between the North Shore Channel Trail and the Lakefront Trail.
This initiative builds on other recent streetscape changes on Lawrence Avenue. New painted bike lanes on Francisco, which is one-way southbound, will help connect riders to the North Shore Channel Trail. New crossings will be marked for people walking and biking. Construction is slated to start 2022.
In the News
- Neighbors give a thumbs-up to Leland Greenway plan, including possible raised bike lane, by Courtney Cobbs for StreetsBlog Chicago, Jan 19, 2022
- A Low-Stress Bike Route Through Lincoln Square And Uptown Could Break Ground As Early As This Summer, by Alex V. Hernandez for BlockClub Chicago, Jan 19, 2019
- Plan For Low-Stress Bike Route Connecting Chicago River, Lakefront Path On Leland Delights Lincoln Square Neighbors, by Alex V. Hernandez for BlockClub Chicago, Sep 25, 2019
- The first public hearing on the Leland greenway extension was refreshingly uncontroversial, by John Greenfield for StreetsBlog Chicago, Sep 25, 2019