February 7, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-31-20

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-31-20

Ogden Avenue bus pilot expands transit options, implements recommendation of North Lawndale plan

Block Club Chicago wrote about the revival of extended service along Ogden Avenue via CTA bus #157 that will provide Lawndale residents with more transit options to get to work, school, and other parts of the city. This change was a top recommendation of the North Lawndale Quality-of-Life plan, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program, the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, and LISC Chicago.

Engagement with residents during the planning process -- which was recognized by the American Planning Association of Illinois with the Community Outreach Award -- found that there was a strong local desire to modify bus routing and service times to better connect people of North Lawndale to Mt. Sinai Hospital and jobs to the north and east. The plan found that nearly 19 percent of all jobs held by North Lawndale residents are located

in census tracts directly served by the No. 157 (Illinois Medical District, UIC campus, Downtown Chicago, and Streeterville). Extending the #157 bus from California to Pulaski will improve transportation options for these workers and other transit users.

The one-year pilot program is an achievement that makes strides toward implementing the ON TO 2050 recommendation to leverage the transportation network to promote inclusive growth.

 

CMAP Policy Brief explores sidewalk connections, gaps near transit

Making transit more competitive is a key recommendation of ON TO 2050. Increasing transit ridership improves air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the road, reduces highway congestion, and connects people to jobs, education, entertainment, and other amenities. In addition, public transit access is especially crucial for those who cannot drive or do not have access to a car. Ensuring that riders can safely access bus stops and train stations on foot is a critical way the region can make transit safer and more competitive with other modes. 

newly published Policy Brief uses the Sidewalk Inventory dataset to look at sidewalk availability within one half mile radius of each rail station in northeastern Illinois. Opportunities to improve sidewalk availability were found near Metra stations in all six counties of metropolitan Chicago as well as CTA stations with high job density nearby and where existing infrastructure caters to cars rather than pedestrians. Further use of this data can guide sidewalk investments that connect transit with existing amenities in areas with significant population or employment. 

Understanding gaps in the pedestrian network near transit will help municipal, county, and transit planners understand where pedestrians have difficulty reaching transit. Read more in the Chicago Tribune or WBEZ.

 

CMAP executive director Erin Aleman was featured on the latest episode of the American Planning Association (APA)'s podcast. Listen here for a conversation about community engagement, the importance of equity in planning, and working together to plan for the future of the Chicago region.

 

Public comment: ON TO 2050/FFY 2020-24 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment

CMAP released the following conformity analyses of ON TO 2050 and the Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment 20-03. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by mailemail, or phone (312-454-0400) through Friday, February 7, 2020. 

 

Events

Webinars

 

Effective municipal strategies to eliminate lead service lines
DePaul University Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
February 5, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

CMAP Meetings

Human and Community Development Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information


Cook

Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Community Mobility Among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes and Access to Care
University of Illinois - Chicago
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
412 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
February 20, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Cook and DuPage

Illinois Census 2020 Convening
Chicago Marriott Southwest
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
February 12, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage and Kane

You Count: Census 2020
Santori Library
101 S. River St.
Aurora, IL 60506
February 8, 2020
11:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

 

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CMAP Weekly Update, 1-31-20

Ogden Avenue bus pilot expands transit options, implements recommendation of North Lawndale plan

Block Club Chicago wrote about the revival of extended service along Ogden Avenue via CTA bus #157 that will provide Lawndale residents with more transit options to get to work, school, and other parts of the city. This change was a top recommendation of the North Lawndale Quality-of-Life plan, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program, the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, and LISC Chicago.

Engagement with residents during the planning process -- which was recognized by the American Planning Association of Illinois with the Community Outreach Award -- found that there was a strong local desire to modify bus routing and service times to better connect people of North Lawndale to Mt. Sinai Hospital and jobs to the north and east. The plan found that nearly 19 percent of all jobs held by North Lawndale residents are located

in census tracts directly served by the No. 157 (Illinois Medical District, UIC campus, Downtown Chicago, and Streeterville). Extending the #157 bus from California to Pulaski will improve transportation options for these workers and other transit users.

The one-year pilot program is an achievement that makes strides toward implementing the ON TO 2050 recommendation to leverage the transportation network to promote inclusive growth.

 

CMAP Policy Brief explores sidewalk connections, gaps near transit

Making transit more competitive is a key recommendation of ON TO 2050. Increasing transit ridership improves air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the road, reduces highway congestion, and connects people to jobs, education, entertainment, and other amenities. In addition, public transit access is especially crucial for those who cannot drive or do not have access to a car. Ensuring that riders can safely access bus stops and train stations on foot is a critical way the region can make transit safer and more competitive with other modes. 

newly published Policy Brief uses the Sidewalk Inventory dataset to look at sidewalk availability within one half mile radius of each rail station in northeastern Illinois. Opportunities to improve sidewalk availability were found near Metra stations in all six counties of metropolitan Chicago as well as CTA stations with high job density nearby and where existing infrastructure caters to cars rather than pedestrians. Further use of this data can guide sidewalk investments that connect transit with existing amenities in areas with significant population or employment. 

Understanding gaps in the pedestrian network near transit will help municipal, county, and transit planners understand where pedestrians have difficulty reaching transit. Read more in the Chicago Tribune or WBEZ.

 

CMAP executive director Erin Aleman was featured on the latest episode of the American Planning Association (APA)'s podcast. Listen here for a conversation about community engagement, the importance of equity in planning, and working together to plan for the future of the Chicago region.

 

Public comment: ON TO 2050/FFY 2020-24 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment

CMAP released the following conformity analyses of ON TO 2050 and the Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment 20-03. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by mailemail, or phone (312-454-0400) through Friday, February 7, 2020. 

 

Events

Webinars

 

Effective municipal strategies to eliminate lead service lines
DePaul University Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
February 5, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

CMAP Meetings

Human and Community Development Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information


Cook

Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Community Mobility Among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes and Access to Care
University of Illinois - Chicago
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
412 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
February 20, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Cook and DuPage

Illinois Census 2020 Convening
Chicago Marriott Southwest
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
February 12, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage and Kane

You Count: Census 2020
Santori Library
101 S. River St.
Aurora, IL 60506
February 8, 2020
11:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

 

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