It is one of the city’s crown jewels, but parts of Lake Shore Drive have not been upgraded since before World War II. A new plan gives parts of the drive a real “wow” factor.
Lake Shore Drive
Are you sick of traffic jams and lakefront path congestion on the 7-mile stretch on the north end of Lake Shore Drive? An overhaul of the Drive from Grand Avenue all the way to the end at the Hollywood curve is in the planning phase. Some ideas include reducing driving speeds, easing the Oak Street curve, adding bus-only lanes, relieving traffic pinch points, and improving lakefront access and easing overcrowding on the lakefront path. We have analysis.
Lake Shore Drive Toll
We have your thoughts on the idea of a toll on Lake Shore Drive when we read some of your viewer mail.
The Mayor has already shot down the idea of a toll booth on Lake Shore Drive. But will any of the other ideas from Chicago's Inspector General to close the city's huge budget hole ever see the light of day -- like taxing suburbanites? Carol Marin and her panel of aldermen take that up.