North Ave., between Oak Park and Ridgeland Avenues on the border of Chicago and Oak Park, presents many challenges for pedestrians.
This road has pedestrian crossing signals that currently don’t work, faded crosswalks, no tactile or wheelchair ramps at the corner and pedestrians must walk a half a mile just to cross North Ave. at Elmwood Ave.
These are all serious problems, especially considering that there’s a children’s museum on this stretch of road that hosted 61,000 visitors last year.
The museum, called Wonder Works, is located just inside Oak Park at its border with the city of Chicago.
Fortunately, efforts have been underway to make this stretch of North Ave. a better place for people walking and biking.
Thanks to the North Avenue Zoning and...