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Eliminating Chicago ... Avenue Exit


I've lived all over the country and world, my background is in International Affairs, Political Science, and Economics, and I'm a Chicago boy born and bred.

Here at Elevating Chicago we rarely talk about the needs of the many divers in Chicago.  It is true that LaHood's definition of a livable city is one where if you don't want a car, you don't need one, but livability also means not having to apologize if you do need to drive.  Not everyone can walk, bike, or use rapid transit to get to work.  Therefore, I think it's time I write a post for drivers, by a driver.

It is true that I ride my bike or walk as much as possible; however, I also have a car and drive regularly.  Like many Chicago drivers, I drive along Lake Shore Drive often.  LSD is usually faster than the Kennedy, but it still has issues of its own in regards to traffic.  The exits along the drive that are near a beach tend to be dangerous, and require keen eyesight to spot the frequently jaywalking beach goers.  However, the worst part about the drive is the stoplight, exit (to the inner drive), and entrance (only for southbound traffic) at Chicago Ave.


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