A coalition of residents and businesses along the Ashland corridor has started a grassroots campaign opposing the CTA's bus rapid transit plans along Ashland Avenue, reports DNAinfo Chicago.
A major point of disagreement is the elimination of "all left-turn lanes between 31st Place on the South Side and Cortland Avenue on the North Side, except for five turns connecting to the Stevenson, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways" in the CTA's proposed Ashland Bus Rapid Transit plan.
DNAinfo has a great report for a meeting I didn't attend, so check it out. For its part, the CTA says that "as CTA and CDOT continue to gather feedback and comments from stakeholders and community members, that number [of allowed left turns] may be updated."
I think we can expect more opposition as groups learn the nitty-gritty of the BRT plan. Time will tell if the CTA changes the plan.
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