Survey Results Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland

Thanks to those who participated in our non-scientific survey about the changes taking place at the Lincoln / Belmont / Ashland intersection.

 

  1. No left turn on Lincoln – In favor 32%, Against 68%;
  2. Narrowing of intersection –
    at Lincoln – In favor 38%, Against 62%
    at Ashland – in favor 45%, Against 55%;
  3. On Lincoln Ave. do you prefer
    Dotted yellow center line and bike lines- 54%;
    Dotted yellow center line only – 19%,
    Bike lane lines only – 10%,
    Neither, no lines at all 17% ;
  4. No hairpin right turn from Ashland to Lincoln – In favor 69%, Against – 31% ;
  5. Delayed left turn arrow on Ashland, In favor- 93%, Against 7% ;
  6. Use of temporary bollards – In favor 35%, Against 65% ;
  7. Eliminate some parking spots on Lincoln near the intersection to allow for lining up for right hand turns – In favor 79% Against 21%.

Last days for the survey, Agenda for February 12

Survey

You can read more about the changes in the Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland intersection in the Chi Streets Blog.

We did some surveying at the November meeting; we’d like to extend this into the entire community.  Please follow this link:

Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V9WTZ8G

so we can get your feedback and forward it to the Alderman and CDOT.  The survey closes December 31.

No meeting in January

There’s no South Lakeview Neighbors meeting in January.

February’s Topics

These are penciled in for February 12:

  • Debra’s Place — special use permit to change from a women’s shelter to emergency housing for female migrants
  • Expansion of the BelRay apartments (Belmont & Racine) into their parking lot
  • Several mayoral candidates

Lincoln / Belmont / Ashland traffic survey

Recently, the Lincoln / Belmont / Ashland (LBA) intersection was re-paved and modified.  Bike lanes have been painted in and bollards installed to reduce the width of the crossings and “bump out” the corners.  Also, there are no longer any left turns allowed from Lincoln onto Belmont (in either direction) and the “sharp right” from Ashland onto Lincoln is also prohibited.

Image from chi.streetsblog.org

 

Some of the issues SLN sees with this is that the no-left turns are not marked in advance, leading to confusion and hesitancy and that as people learn about the no-left turn and begin to internalize the new rules, traffic that would normally go through LBA will be diverted onto narrow and busy sidestreets like Barry, School, Melrose, and Paulina.

You can read more about the changes in the intersection in the Chi Streets Blog.

We did some surveying at the November meeting; we’d like to extend this into the entire community.  Please follow this link:

Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V9WTZ8G

so we can get your feedback and forward it to the Alderman and CDOT.

 

December Newsletter & Holiday Party

snowmanGrab a copy of the latest newsletter here and get ready to join us at the Holiday Party next week.

HOLIDAY PARTY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
WILL’S NORTHWOODS INN
3030 N. Racine
6:30pm -8:30PM

  • Drinks and socializing
  • Food -from the Will’s Northwoods Kitchen
  • Liquor & Gift Certificate Raffles
  • Split the Pot Raffle -proceeds benefiting The Lakeview Food Pantry.

All PAID SLN MEMBERS, family and friends are invited. NEW MEMBERS wishing to join SLN are welcome. DUES can be PAID at the DOOR ($10).

RECRUIT your neighbor and win a prize.

All ADVERTISERS are welcome.


Last meeting we heard reviews of two important changes that are pending in SLN area –“Blue Park”/Play Lot revitalization on Wolfram/Lakewood and traffic flow changes at the Ashland/Belmont/Lincoln intersection. Both of these issues are written up in detail elsewhere in the newsletter.

The Play Lot revamping is an ambitious upgrade and a “reimagining” to the current aging park which is in need of repair. The CDOT A-B-L intersection plan which proposes eliminating some turns, adding bike lanes and narrowing cross walks has the implication of moving traffic to some residential side streets.

If you haven’t yet expressed your input or concerns via comments or surveys now is the time to do so. Contact Bill Haderleinat at info@SLneighbors.org as soon as possible.

Because SLN takes January off our next scheduled regular general membership meeting is not until Feb 12, 2019. It is expected that the development team for the massive Ashland/Barry mixed-use project will be presenters looking for zoning approval/changes. Also a couple of Chicago mayoral candidates are expected to stop by and seek your support;