Do you really think the city should direct automobile traffic into this alley? Good luck getting past the trucks!
The proposed development and the alley in question
Join our effort to keep alleys alleys and streets streets
Chicago’s transportation system is built on streets and alleys, two types of roadways that serve separate and distinct purposes. Streets are for moving traffic, alleys are for collecting refuse and making deliveries. Directing street traffic through alleys will impair both functions; trucks will not be able to access the alleys and instead will loiter on the streets, backing up traffic. Worse, because pedestrians aren't protected with crosswalks or lights when they cross an alley, the car traffic will cause more crashes.
Alleysarealleys.org represents a coalition of area residents and businesses, including the condominium association of 600 N. Fairbanks Court, the condominium association of 230 E. Ontario Street, The Arts Club of Chicago, H.W. Sherman Company, Chicago Recording Company, Schatz Building, West Egg Café, Indian Garden Restaurant and Catering, Ivy Hotel, Newcastle Limited, Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, and more than 400 Streeterville residents.