Streets & Infrastructure Project Proposals

Soon, Uptowners will vote on how to spend the 46th Ward’s menu funds, so it’s important that all of our readers educate themselves about the proposals.  The blog Transitized has a very clear writeup about the proposed Streets & Cycling projects that were unveiled at Saturday’s project expo.

To see ALL of the participatory budgeting projects, come to the last project expo, tonight, April 8, from 6–8 PM at Preston Bradley Center (941 W Lawrence), or visit where the projects *should* be posted soon.

Voting isn’t until the end of the month (April 27-May 5 at the Alderman’s office) and we need help with outreach. If you like these projects, please tell your friends to vote, too. 46th ward residents age 16+ are eligible.


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About bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

One comment

  1. Rebecca Gaebe

    As long as we’re thinking of striping and potholes, please remember that Lake Shore Drive south of Irving has no stripes now and lots of pot holes on the sides of the street. Thanks for paving Waveland. Please add repairs to the sidewalk on North side of Waveland to plans for next year.

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