It's been a long time coming, but Chicago's first shared street is finally on its way. The $3.6 million project will transform Uptown's Argyle Street between Broadway and Sheridan Road, killing all curbs and reducing the vehicle speed limit to 15 mph to create a plaza-like feel to entice more pedestrians and bicyclists to visit the stretch. Engineering and architecture outfit Burns & McDonnell led the primary design duties for the project, which is expected to be completed next summer. While under construction, Argyle will become a one-way street, but work will be done in sections to prevent major congestion issues.
·Work begins on Chicago's first 'shared street' [Tribune]
·Argyle Streetscape Plan Countdown Begins, Killing All Curbs [Curbed Chicago]
·Chicago's First 'Shared Street' is Coming Soon to Uptown [Curbed Chicago]