Why Pedestrianizing Jackson Park Roads Won’t Cause Carmaggedon

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Why Pedestrianizing Jackson Park Roads Won’t Cause Carmaggedon

Why Pedestrianizing Jackson Park Roads Won’t Cause Carmaggedon
Feb 01, 2017
Chicago Streets Blog

As the Trib article notes, park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux originally envisioned the roads though the park as venues for pleasure cruises, not high-speed traffic conduits. Charles Birnbaum, president and chief executive of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, told the paper that “Slower-speed travel is what should happen.” He noted that the city could try pedestrianizing the streets on a temporary basis, as was successfully done in New York’s Central Park.