Tag Archives: public space

Help evaluate the Logan Square station and access to it

20 May

Hub audit May 28 Jun 1



5 Dec

In order for commuters to enjoy the wait for a train or bus, for neighbors to enjoy the public space or for anyone to enjoy a performance or linger over an exhibit, we think they need to be able to pull up a seat and stay a while.

Seating might take the form of movable café tables and chairs and/or stationary benches, but placed in a way to leave the center of the Hub open for exhibits and performances (shown below in the plaza concept).

Activity, art, performance space

29 Nov

One of the things we’d like to see at the Logan Square Hub is a central area for exhibits and performances, activities that would attract people to the Hub and make the waiting experience more enjoyable for commuters.  Imagine a traveling, curated library, a sculpture exhibit or a musical performance.

Giving context to ideas to address safety, access, public space

28 Nov

BikeWalk Logan Square has some ideas to address the issues of safety, access and public space at the Logan Square Hub.  We combined our ideas into two conceptual views of the public space–as plaza and as park–in order to give them context, but most of the ideas are interchangeable between the two concepts.

Before delving into the details, do you have a preference, a way you would like to see the public space?

As plaza? for example:

As park? for example:

At issue: Public space

14 Nov

Another issue recognized by BikeWalk Logan Square is the state of the public space at the Logan Square Blue Line station/bus terminal and on the surrounding streets, which could be described as a concrete wasteland.

As previously mentioned, the station recently benefitted from a Renew Crew sprucing up.  As a whole the spruce-up made a profound impact on the station.  The plaza area received just some enhanced landscaping around the existing trees, and it remains to be seen whether the landscaping lasts through the winter.  It doesn’t do a lot to invite people to use the space.

While Kedzie Avenue recently received some pavement markings for bike lanes and an enlarged median area, the sea of concrete has not yet been tamed.