Chicago Pedestrian Plan

The people of Chicago cultivate, encourage, and enjoy mutual respect on our streets.
People Choose to be pedestrians because the experience is the safest, most connected, accessible, and above all, the most enjoyable.

Because we are committed to a strong pedestrian environment as an essential part of our complete transportation system, we are a healthier, more livable city.

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian; therefore, every Chicagoan has a voice in this plan. To ensure that the public participation process reflected in the incredibly diverse range of pedestrian experiences in Chicago, residents utilized multiple ways to participate and share their ideas. These included seven neighborhood public meetings, opportunities for comment on the project website, an interactive online meeting, mail-in comment cards, and a final downtown walking workshop.

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