Station evaluation

May 20, 2013

Bike/Walk Logan Square invites you to add your voice and critical eye to evaluating the Logan Square station. Join us May 28 or June 1.

Hub audit May 28 Jun 1

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Plaza concept for Logan Square “el” station

September 18, 2011

August 25 Plaza Concept
for Logan Square “el” Station

The other concept the BikeWalk Logan Square committee is exploring for the Logan Square “el” station “plaza” (see also Park concept for Logan Square “el” station and Let’s put the Logan Square “el” station “plaza” out of its misery) is a much enhanced plaza.

As previously stated, beyond the mechanics of the train and bus transportation, our group wants to include and move beyond the multi-modal transportation aspect of the hub to create an aesthetically inviting destination. Read the rest of this entry »


Additional multi-modal access ideas at the Logan Square transportation hub

September 8, 2011

BikeWalk Logan Square committee presentation

On Thursday, August 25, the BikeWalk Logan Square committee, of which I’m a part, presented its ideas for improving the main Logan Square “el” station and enhancing how the station accommodates pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.  This post explains some similar and some different ideas as those discussed at Improving multi-modal access and experience at the Logan Square transportation hub.

Pedestrian access and experience

Starting with the bottom of the concept image below (click on image to enlarge; north is to the right), this scenario also envisions a planted median on Kedzie Avenue and new mid-block crosswalks that connect the east sidewalk on Kedzie Avenue with the transportation hub.

August 25 Plaza Concept
for Logan Square “el” Station and Access

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Park concept for Logan Square “el” station

September 1, 2011

August 25 Park Concept
for Logan Square “el” Station

One of the concepts the BikeWalk Logan Square group is exploring for the Logan Square “el” station “plaza” (see also Let’s put the Logan Square “el” station “plaza” out of its misery) is a park-like destination.

As previously stated, beyond the mechanics of the train and bus transportation, this transportation hub has long been a sorry expanse of uninviting concrete.  Our group wants to include and move beyond the multi-modal transportation aspect of the hub (for more on the idea, see Project for Public Spaces, From Place to Place:  Shifting the Transportation Paradigm with Placemaking). Read the rest of this entry »


Improving multi-modal access and experience at the Logan Square transportation hub

August 29, 2011

BikeWalk Logan Square committee presentation

Last Thursday, August 25, the BikeWalk Logan Square committee, of which I’m a part, presented its ideas for improving the main Logan Square “el” station and enhancing how the station accommodates pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.

There is much to improve (see aerial photo below).  While there have been some aesthetic improvements in just the past few weeks, we envision many more improvements to address the variety of problems and opportunities that we have recognized.

Aerial View of Concrete “Plaza” at the
Logan Square “el” Station
(north is to the right)

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Public meeting August 25 re: Logan Square “el” station “plaza”/surroundings

August 4, 2011

It’s all been in preparation for this:

There will be a public meeting to discuss plans to improve the Logan Square “el” station plaza and surroundings on Thursday, August 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Sylvester’s gymnasium, 2157 N. Humboldt Boulevard.

Concrete “Plaza” at the Logan Square “el” Station

I’ve been part of a group, BikeWalk Logan Square [update: f.k.a. Bike/Walk 35], that has been discussing biking and walking issues in the neighborhood, and there are many.  Because there are so many, we decided to hone in on a specific project:  improving the multi-modal Logan Square transportation station and access to it.

We’ve come up with some ideas, but they are absolutely not set in stone.  We want the community’s input and ideas.  Even execution of some of our ideas are flexible by design, so that all may have the Read the rest of this entry »


Let’s put the Logan Square “el” station “plaza” out of its misery

July 21, 2011

Concrete “Plaza” at the Logan Square “el” Station

This has long been a sorry excuse for a “plaza,” and the Google Street View above does a fair job of capturing its desolate landscape. It’s unattractive dead space that further deadens the area around it, particularly on its prominent Milwaukee Avenue side.   As alluded to in one of the comments on Pedestrians have been left out of the multi-modal Logan Square transportation hub, revamping the plaza area will assist with bringing pedestrians to a more prominent and rightful place at this transportation hub. Read the rest of this entry »