Tag Archives: access

Help evaluate the Logan Square station and access to it

20 May

Hub audit May 28 Jun 1


Access issue: by bike

10 Nov

Logan Square has a historic connection to bicycling and an avid cycling population presently, but if one of your modes of transportation at this multi-modal Logan Square Blue Line station/bus terminal is bicycling, you may be hindered on any given day by the inability to park your bike.

While there are bike racks upstairs and downstairs and on both sides of Milwaukee Avenue, they are frequently full.  Cyclists resort to locking their bikes to anything stationary, but stationary does not always mean secure.

Access issue: from parking lot

7 Nov

Because of the proximity to the city-owned Emmett Street parking lot just north of the Logan Square Blue Line station/bus terminal, the vehicle is one mode of transportation at the multi-modal hub.  At the current monthly parking rate with daily bus or train fare, parking at the Emmett Street lot is still a good deal for many who commute downtown.

Unfortunately, the connection between the parking lot and the station is inadequate.  For pedestrians, there is the option to exit in the drive where car traffic exits on Emmett Street and then connecting with the Emmett Street sidewalk.  There is also the option to exit in the drive where there are fence openings on the alley side of the parking lot, connecting to the alley, garbage and some car traffic.  The option most likely to be chosen is the fence opening for pedestrians on the south side of the lot closest to the station.  It’s a fairly narrow passageway that also leads pedestrians past the CTA garbage dumpsters into the alley.  At this end of the alley there is no car traffic, but a guard rail prohibiting through traffic to or from the CTA station.  The guard rail position, however, makes this pedestrian approach non-compliant with the standards for access from the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In the winter, no one shovels snow from this point in the alley, hindering access for all.

At issue: Access

2 Nov

BikeWalk Logan Square recognizes another issue, that of access to the CTA Blue Line station/bus terminal.

Of course, the safety issues previously discussed are also issues related to pedestrian access to the station.

For those who use other travel modes like biking or driving before arriving at the station for a bus or train, there are different access problems.