CDOT is partnering with the 32nd, 40th, and 47th Wards to install a Neighborhood Greenway on Leavitt Street from Diversey Street to the Rosehill Cemetery. The project will provide a continuous, family-friendly bikeway through the Lincoln Square and North Center community areas and provide a low-stress alternative to walking and biking on nearby Western and Damen Avenues. Where Leavitt is one-way, contraflow bike lanes will be installed to allow two-way biking. The greenway will provide connections to the Berwyn, Leavitt, Berteau, and School/Roscoe Neighborhood Greenways, protected bike lanes on Diversey, and other bikeways on Lawrence, Wilson, Montrose, Belmont, and Clybourn. The project includes a 20 MPH speed limit along with bike-friendly speed humps and concrete curb extensions. Additionally, patching and repaving work will ensure a smooth riding surface for all users.
The project is planned to be completed by the end of Summer 2023.