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Project 9 south lake shore drive - chicago 092210

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Case Study #9 for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using Context-Sensitive Solutions"

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Project 9 south lake shore drive - chicago 092210

  1. 1. Project 9South Lake Shore Drive (US 41) Reconstruction Chicago, Illinois 1
  2. 2. South Lake Shore Drive (SLSD) Project  6-lane artery along lake front  Commuting  Tourist/recreation  Totally within 2 parks  Overdue for reconstruction  Followed poorly accepted NLSD project  Initiated as partnership  IDOT  Chicago DOT (CDOT)  Chicago Park District Photo Sources: IDOT, CDOT, Edwards & KelceySuccessful CSS Examples – Texas and Beyond 2
  3. 3. Project  Complete reconstruction, incl. bridges  Realignments  Storm sewer replacement  5 new pedestrian underpasses  Landscape/streetscape amenitiesSuccessful CSS Examples – Texas and Beyond 3
  4. 4. Issues, Concerns Congestion Landscaping Road deterioration Roadway appearance Lake water quality CTA (transit) access SLSD (right), Museum of Science & Industry, Construction impacts on parks circulation. Source: Google Earth Lack of ADA-compliant facilities Circulation around Museum of Science and IndustrySuccessful CSS Examples – Texas and Beyond 4
  5. 5. CSS Approach – Stakeholders  Citizens Advisory Group (CAG)  Elected officials  Friends of the Park  Friends of Lake Michigan  City departments  McCormick Place 31st Street Bridge  Museum of Science and Industry  Neighborhood organizations Before and after photos of SLSD depicting narrower lanes and the elimination of shouldersSuccessful CSS Examples – Texas and Beyond 5
  6. 6. CSS Approach – Stakeholders  Weekend design workshop  Discussed objectives, values, concerns  Sketched ideas  Bus tour  Education about design criteria  Public outreach program  12 more CAG roundtables to discuss design proposals  Walks with project designersSuccessful CSS Examples – Texas SLSD, beaches, park in vicinity of Museum of Science & Industry. Source: Google Earth and Beyond 6
  7. 7. Design Features (18 month plan/design period)  Flexible criteria  5 new ADA-compliant ped underpasses  New beach boardwalk Marquette Drive underpass  New Jackson park north-south path  Restoration of historic animal bridge  New bike paths  Wide sidewalks  Lower design speeds  New low-flow SLSD drainage system 63rd Street underpass  Elimination of 14 acres paved surface  Improved CTA access  LandscapingSuccessful CSS Examples – Texas and Beyond Animal bridge 7

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