All Chicagoans experience the city as a pedestrian.   Hundreds of thousands of pedestrians can be found on Chicago’s streets at any time of the day.   The purpose of the Pedestrian Plan is to improve all aspects of the pedestrian experience and increase pedestrian activity.   It will address how to make the city’s streets safe for Chicago’s youngest and oldest pedestrians, how to improve the connections between neighborhoods, and how an improved pedestrian environment can create a healthier and more livable city.

The initial task in this process was to create a vision statement.  The vision statement is a distinct and unifying idea that will guide the entire Pedestrian Plan.  The vision statement, as well as the process for developing it, can be found by clicking on the Vision Statement tab.

CDOT and MPAC will establish a set of goals and objectives for the Plan that will transform the vision statement into a reality.   More information about this process can be found by clicking on the Goals tab.

Starting in June, CDOT will hold seven public meetings to obtain input from residents and stakeholders on how the pedestrian experience in Chicago could be improved.   Information about these meetings can be found by clicking on the Upcoming Meetings tab.

Following the public meetings, CDOT and MPAC will begin work on drafting the Pedestrian Plan.   The plan will include a series of policies and recommendations that address all aspects of the pedestrian experience.  The completed Pedestrian Plan will be hosted on this site once it is approved.