- Thu, Jan 24, 2013
- 2 p.m.
Added Jan 22 2013
When: Thursday, January 24th at 2 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd.
TOPIC: CTA Proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Western and Ashland Avenues
Ashland: 9500 S. to 4000 N.
Western: 7900 S. to 5300 N.
Those interested in traffic flow and curbside parking on Ashland Ave. and Western Ave. are STRONGLY URGED to attend. CTA’s proposal to reconfigure these streets may remove curbside parking, for one side of the entire stretch of the addresses above, if not all parking. Since the CTA proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems for Ashland Ave. and Western Ave. would HISTORICALLY RECONFIGURE these streets and HISTORICALLY IMPACT businesses, residents and neighborhoods, everyone’s attendance on January 24 is very important.
The “least-impact” of the BRT proposals - - which would be two dedicated bus lanes on Ashland Ave. and Western Ave. - - would ELIMINATE curbside parking for employees and customers on one side of both Ashland Ave. and Western Ave. for the entire stretch of the addresses above. Preliminary cost estimates for the BRT systems are $150 million per street totaling $300 million.
PUBLIC MEETING: CHICAGO BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS INVITED
Hosts: Ashland Avenue-Western Avenue Coalition
Near West Side CDC * Near West Side Chamber of Commerce * Randolph/Fulton Market Assn. * West Central Assn. * West Town Chamber of Commerce
RSVP for our January 24th meeting by contacting Mike Quinlan at Near West Side Chamber of Commerce (p: 312-733-2280 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact Mike for information.
more info: http://www.nearwestchamber.org/news/4833