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 »

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