Shore Drive Shared Street

The Shore Drive "Shared Street" in 2020.

The Chicago Department of Transportation has made South Shore Drive between 53rd and 56th streets a "Shared Street" again, in which cars, bikers and pedestrians have more-or-less equal access to the road.

Temporary traffic controls are up to mark the special designation, which was created as part of the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic to give people more space for outdoor activities.

“Shared Streets proved extremely popular during the summer of 2020, and we are excited to bring them back this year,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi in a statement. “But we want to provide them where they are wanted. We are asking folks who want a Shared Street in their neighborhood to take a brief survey and let us know where it makes sense to create new Shared Streets for this year.”

That survey is available at chicago.gov/openstreets.

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Alex Meyer

Great! My family loved Shared Streets last summer and are excited to have it back in the neighborhood.

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