Chicago: Active Trans Report Calls for Road Diet, Protected Lanes, New Pedestrian Facilities on Logan Blvd.

While Logan Square has gained a reputation for being a Mecca for biking in Chicago, partly because it’s bisected by the Milwaukee Avenue “Hipster Highway” bike route, this obscures the reality that some parts of the neighborhood aren’t particularly bikeable or walkable.

One location that springs to mind is Logan Boulevard from Rockwell Street to Diversey Parkway by the Lathrop Homes. If you have ever crossed Western Avenue on Logan, below the Kennedy Expressway, you know the many dangers for pedestrians and cyclists at that location. In April 2008 a driver fatally struck Tyler Fabeck, 22, on his bike in the intersection.