Chicago’s pedway system could become an essential piece of urban infrastructure. Pedway users voiced concerns about a lack of maps to. The longest continuous section of the underground pedway allows While an official map is available via the City of Chicago’s website, the. A different approach to map-making is necessary to elucidate the Pedway System. This map designed by my tour company, Chicago Detours.
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Thursday, February 28, When we venture downtown, with the snow of winter or the humidity of summer, the Chicago Pedway System comes in handy. This mostly underground system of passages connects buildings so that you can walk downtown while avoiding the elements.
You know you’re in the Pedway System when you see this symbol. In this network of passages that connect buildings, train stations, and parking lots, you find government offices, food courts, and most importantly during wintertime–warmth. As part of downtown infrastructure, the Pedway eases foot traffic on street level and provides a quicker route, as you don’t have to wait at any stoplights.
Pretty much everyone you pass is in a hurry like you. That is, if you know where you’re going. A different approach to map-making is necessary to elucidate the Pedway System. This map designed by my tour company, Chicago Detours, is a helpful guide with the user experience in mind as it includes all kinds of tips on navigating the system.
The Pedway provides a convenient escape from Chicago’s challenging weather. However, it is not necessarily a space where you would want to spend an afternoon.
The mostly underground system is essentially a basement see the area by Macy’s pictured belowand you’ll find better architectural eye candy on street-level. What’s really exciting about the Pedway is the discovery that the city is navigable in spaces under our feet.
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The Chicago Pedway Map
Amanda Scotese started the tour company Chicago Detoursso she can have a legitimate excuse for wandering Chicago and geeking out on architecture. She dug in to anything Chicago, especially architecture and urban geography, through the Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Back to previous Page. Amanda Scotese Amanda Scotese started the tour company Chjcago Detoursso she can have a legitimate excuse for wandering Chicago and geeking out on architecture.
Mark Spiegl’s Chicago Pedway Map
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