StreetsBlog Chicago: "Residents Say What They Think Could Improve Transit and Bicycling in Belmont Cragin"

“As someone who went to high school in Belmont Cragin and spent a lot of time in the neighborhood, issues of transportation there are important to me. There wasn’t a week that went by that I wasn’t taking the Fullerton bus to get to school or walking around the neighborhood with friends. My senior year in high school, I co-facilitated an after-school writing program at another high school in the neighborhood, and I would walk two miles to get there.  

Avenues for Growth Plan was published through a partnership between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Northwest Side Housing Center. The plan is also an implementation effort of the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan (QLP) completed in 2016 [PDF]. The QLP recommended the community pursue ways to improve the commercial corridors in the neighborhood, which included considering transportation, housing, and economic development.”

Laura Slabaugh