Glenwood protected bike lane

From the 47th ward alderman’s office:

CDOT proposes to extend the Glenwood Neighborhood Greenway south of Foster to provide a connection over to Broadway; please see the attached document for more details (Glenwood Neighborhood Greenway Proposal.)  On Glenwood north of Foster (up to Ridge), a contraflow bike lane will be marked off to allow cyclists to head southbound in a dedicated contraflow bike lane that is separate from traffic.  This is planned to eventually extend up to Evanston.  CDOT is proposing to extend this route along Glenwood south of Foster (through the 47th Ward) to connect along Carmen over to the existing buffer protected bike lanes on Broadway.  With Glenwood and Carmen both being two-way streets, this would simply mean shared lane markings and signage would be added between Foster and Broadway… no dedicated lanes would be marked and no parking spaces would be lost.  This will help provide a neighborhood connector to link up with the greenway north of Foster and the protected lanes on Broadway while simultaneously calming vehicular traffic through the neighborhood.  At Broadway, CDOT is looking to install a bicycle and pedestrian refuge island in the middle to provide a safe spot for cyclists to make this turn (and for pedestrians to cross Broadway).

Contact the 47th ward with questions.

Bike safety discussion and giveaway

City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors will be at the Divvy station at Lawrence and Clifton on Saturday, September 26, from 11:00 – 12:30. They will be sharing bike safety tips and giving away free one-day Divvy passes, as well as equipment like reflective vests and air pumps.

Block party this Saturday!

Don’t forget about NUNA’s annual summer block party this Saturday, August 8, from 2:00-8:00 pm.  Because of this, Magnolia Avenue will be closed from Argyle to the Bezazian Branch parking lot.

Kids’ activities will include crafts, a bouncy house, and the Layla & Nick concert at neighboring Bezazian Branch Library at 3:30.  All free!

Bring food or soft drinks to contribute to the potluck, plus plates and cutlery.  Don’t forget donations of toiletries for Sarah’s Circle.  See you there, rain or shine!

Argyle Night Market

The Argyle Night Market returns on Thursdays this summer through August 27.  Attractions include local restaurants and other food vendors, musical entertainment, and a family activities booth.  On Argyle, between Kenmore and Sheridan, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  More details at exploreuptown.org

Summer block party!

Summer Block Party

Come out and meet your neighbors at this annual event!  Bouncy house and activities for kids, potluck for all.  Join/renew your NUNA membership and be entered into the raffle!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

2:00 pm

Magnolia Avenue from Argyle to Ainslie

Please bring food/soft drinks to contribute to the potluck, or feel free to set up a grill.  Adult beverages are BYO.  Don’t forget your plates, cups and silverware.

Tell your neighbors!  This is NUNA’s biggest annual event and one of the best ways to get to know others in your neighborhood.

Do you want zoned parking in our neighborhood?

In light of the increasing traffic to the budding Uptown Entertainment District, the 46th Ward office is asking residents to vote on whether to adopt zoned parking within each block club area.  They are holding a meeting for NUNA’s area on July 22, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Margate Park to discuss this and talk about the voting process.  You can vote at the meeting, by stopping by or calling the 46th ward office at 773.878.4646, or via this online survey until August 1 at 9:00 am.