Second Shore

Essential, Dangerous and Old

Situation

  • Lake Shore Drive is an essential Chicago artery with more than 150K vehicles per dayblank
  • Roadway designed 100 years ago and unable to handle traffic demand
  • Congestion, curves and potholes cause crashes and gridlock that have negative social and economic costs
  • Physically seperates City from its Lakefront
  • Negatively impacts viewsheds, environment and property values
  • On/off ramps create dangerous interactions with Lakefront Trail users

High Usage and Congestion

high usage

A Grey Divide

gray divide