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53rd Street Hyde Park Traffic Study
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission has begun a study to determine what the developments along 53rd Street and in the neighborhood overall will do to the traffic in Hyde Park. SECC executive director Wendy Walker Williams said the study came as a result of the 53rd Street Visioning Workshops. Traffic, parking and congestion are a major concern for many Hyde Parkers and often cited as reasons against plans for new businesses, construction or economic development.

Free Parking on Sunday Questioned
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The new agreement with Chicago Parking Meters, LLC allows for free parking for much of the city on Sundays, but it expands the hours for parking meters in the Central Business District. Alderman Will Burns poses question on Twitter, "City estimates that CPM will not generate significantly more revenue from extended parking hours less free Sunday parking. Your thoughts?"

Harper Avenue Street Improvements Traffic Alert
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Construction crews started work on a new CDOT Street Improvement Project on Harper Avenue, from 52nd Street to 53rd Street. Harper Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for a period of approximately 45 calendar days.