Did You Know?
It's not too late to help redefine North Lake Shore Drive!
UPDATE: Deadline for submitting comments and task force applications is Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Since we announced a bold vision for the future of the lakefront shared by a coalition of 15 organizations, the idea of better meeting the needs of everyone who uses the lakefront has really been gaining traction with the public and the press (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ, Streetsblog, Next City, WTTW Chicago Tonight).
Most exciting though has been seeing Active Trans members showing up at the public meetings and making your voices heard! Your input is critical to shaping projects like this.
You can still get involved to help ensure that the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive will make our lakefront more people-friendly!
The first round of public meetings for the project will wrap up tonight, but even if you couldn't make it to a meeting, there are opportunties to participate.
Public meeting tonight:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive, South Gallery
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Open house: 6 – 8 p.m.
Three other ways to participate:
- Review the public meeting materials and then submit comments to the project team online. Feel free to download a PDF of the coalition's civic platform and attach it with your comments if you share this vision!
- Ask to join a taskforce for the project. Learn more and fill out the form here, then please email Lee Crandell so we can be in touch with you about working together through the taskforces.
- Send a letter to the editor to participate in the conversation in the press. Both the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times have been covering the project and the public's opinions on it. Send a letter sharing what you told the project team that you'd like to see for the future of North LSD.
(The photo above features an Active Trans member marking up a map of the lakefront at one of the earlier public meetings on the North Lake Shore Drive reconstruction project.)
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