Dickens Shared Street
The shared street installation on West Dickens that was implemented on July 6 and 7 provided the opportunity for us to collect some great feedback from residents of the ward.
Some suggestions included ways to improve the flow of movement of local traffic, access to alleys, and better turning arrangement for the one way north/south cross streets.
The best benefit of the shared street is the ability for people exercising, biking, skateboarding, and walking to practice social distancing.
After we walked the street and considered feedback, the following changes were made:
Clark: Adjusted barricades to help turns into driveway on south side
Sedgwick to Hudson: Reduced 2 barrels
Lincoln to Mohawk: Reduced 1 barrel
Larrabee to Howe: Adjusted barrels, reduced 1 barrel
Fremont (southbound) to Bissell: Adjusted barricades for right turns
Bissell to Sheffield (under tracks): Reduced 2 barrels
Sheffield to Kenmore: Reduced 2 barrels
Kenmore (southbound) to Seminary: Adjusted barricades for right turns, reduced 2 barrels
Seminary to Clifton: Rearranged barrels to reduce 1 of the 'chicanes or slaloms'
Clifton (southbound) to Racine: Adjusted barricades for right turns, reduced 2 barrels
Hopefully these adjustments will improve the shared street experience. Please continue to email us at
with your feedback and we will track all adjustments needed and database all "likes" and "dis-likes" expressed for reference.
You can read the Chicago Department of Transportation's Shared Street FAQs page
ou can also take the Department of Transportation's Shared Street Survey