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Make Way for People

The Department of Transportation’s Make Way for People initiative aims to create public spaces that cultivate community and culture in Chicago’s neighborhoods through placemaking.  Make Way for People supports innovation in the public way by opening Chicago’s streets, parking spots, plazas and alleys to new programming and market opportunities via public and private partnerships. In addition to improving street safety and promoting walkable communities, this initiative supports economic development for Chicago’s local businesses and Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Learn more about each of the four Make Way for People programs:

People Spot  People Street

People Spots

Platforms in parking lanes adjacent to sidewalks

People Streets

Public spaces in “excess” asphalt areas

 

People Plaza

 

People Alley

 People Plazas

Opportunities in existing CDOT malls,
plazas, and triangles

People Alleys

Temporary space for events in city alleys


2013 Applications:

The Chicago Department of Transportation can help you and your community get a People Place. Together we can help make Chicago the most people friendly city in the United States.  An application, schedule and design guidelines for 2013 Make Way for People projects can be downloaded here:

2013 MWFP Application

2013 MWFP Schedule

2013 MWFP Design Guidelines