Lake Shore Drive

A blur of car taillights illuminate Lake Shore Drive approaching Downtown Chicago.

Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Renamed to Honor Black Pioneer

Introducing Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive, renamed to honor the first non-indigenous settler of Chicago.

June 30, 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times

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Bus Lanes, Desired by Advocates for Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Project, Back on the Table

After releasing a list of project alternatives that didn't include new bus lanes in the existing roadway, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has changed its mind.

August 5, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Street plan.

North Lake Shore Drive Redo Falls Short of Bus Priority Expectations

Strong criticisms of the project alternatives under consideration by the Illinois Department of Transportation for the closely watched North Lake Shore Drive project.

June 22, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Street plan.

Lake Shore Drive Proposal Inspires Debate

Take a car lane or widen Lake Shore Drive? That's the question facing state and local officials in Chicago.

July 25, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

North Lake Shore Drive

Bus Lane Proposed for Chicago's Famous Lake Shore Drive

Chicago's buses are getting slower. Putting dedicated bus lanes on the drive could speed buses up, and a growing coalition supports the idea of dedicated bus lanes on one of Chicago's busiest thoroughfares.

April 20, 2018 - Crain's Chicago Business

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Proposal: Bury a Section of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

In an ambitious plan dating back to the early 20th century, some Chicagoans want to build out park space over Lake Shore Drive's Oak Street S-bend. The project wouldn't be a straightforward one.

March 7, 2017 - Curbed Chicago

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A Call to Put Chicago in the Driver's Seat for North Lake Shore Drive Redesign

An op-ed calls for the Illinois Department of Transportation to end its car-friendly approach to the redesign of North Lake Shore Drive.

December 19, 2015 - Chi.Streetsblog

A Call for Local Architects to 'Redefine the Drive' in Chicago

A local architect produced a DIY design to push the Illinois Department of Transportation to think big with the "Redefine the Drive" project on North Lake Shore Drive. With the proposal: invitations for more local designers to participate.

July 10, 2014 - Chi.Streetsblog

A Radical Proposal for North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

A citizen-led initiative to rethink the land around North Lake Shore Boulevard in the neighborhood of Streeterville produced ambitious designs that would create additional shoreline, baldy-needed open space, and a tunnel for Lake Shore Drive.

May 15, 2014 - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Chicago Planning Meeting Turns Against Cyclists, Walkability

This week, the Illinois DOT kicked off a set of public meetings to "redefine" Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. At the first meeting, a decidedly pro-car and anti-bicyclist sentiment crept into the comments.

August 8, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

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