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“Make no little plans,” Daniel Burnham famously said.
Perhaps Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein was evoking the spirit of the famous urban planner and architect who had such an enduring influence on Chicago, when he unveiled the city’s ambitious Chicago Pedestrian Plan on Thursday morning.
At the corner of Madison & Dearborn, Klein along with representatives from the Department of Health, the Chicago Police Department, Illinois Department of Transportation and Active Transportation Alliance, spoke before reporters about the many months of work that went into the over 100 page report.
“This is a historic day for Chicago and CDOT,” Klein said. “It’s been a long process–over a year. The mayor recognizes a more walkable city is a more viable city.”
Aggressive Reduction Of Pedestrian Crashes
Perhaps the most overriding goal of the plan is not just to reduce pedestrian crashes, but to eliminate pedestrian fatalities due to crashes completely.