The corner of Lincoln & Leland attracts hundreds of pedestrians each day as people take advantage of all the great shops, restaurants, and transit in Lincoln Square. My office has received regular calls and emails from residents and visitors expressing concern about pedestrian safety at Lincoln & Leland with the high volume of cars, bikes, and pedestrians moving through the area.

To help address those concerns and beautify the neighborhood, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be installing a number of improvements in 2018. Highlights include new bump-outs for shorter crossing distances, extension of the sidewalk along the north side of Leland (including guardrail removal and tree plantings), addition of a crosswalk and stop sign, addition of on-street parking spaces, and reorientation of the west crosswalk. CDOT’s design drawings can be found below.

This project will be funded through the Aldermanic Menu Program and money made available by Commissioner Bridget Gainer through Cook County’s Invest in Cook Program. I want to thank Commissioner Gainer for her partnership on this needed work, and we look forward to getting this done in 2018. I will keep you posted.

Please click here to open a pdf version of the before and after plans for this project.