Wood Street Neighborhood Greenway Improvements

Wood Street was one of the first neighborhood greenways installed in Chicago. The corridor serves as a lower-stress alternative to walking and biking on Damen or Ashland Avenues and provides an important north/south connection for the community.

Through participatory budgeting, 1st Ward residents supported a proposal to upgrade the Wood Street Greenway to a two-way protected bike lane while converting Wood Street to a one-way northbound street for vehicles.

The 1st Ward asked CDOT to evaluate this proposal, other protected bike lane configurations, and other potential changes to the neighborhood greenway to improve the comfort of people walking and biking on Wood Street.

Community Meeting – July 25, 2023

On July 25, 2023, CDOT discussed proposed improvements to the Wood Street Neighborhood Greenway