Wrigley Field Gameday Operations

Prepared for the Chicago Cubs July 15, 2013

Traffic Management Plan

Mr. Mark de la Vergne Mr. John McCormack, P.E., PTOE Mr. Peter Wojtkiewicz, P.E., PTOE

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1.Executive Summary
The unique, urban location of Wrigley Field offers numerous benefits to the residents and businesses of Lakeview. Located in the heart of the thriving North Side neighborhood, the Friendly Confines provides many advantages by bringing potential customers to area businesses and highlighting the neighborhood to a worldwide audience, many of whom come to visit to tour the ballpark even on non-game days. The presence of Wrigley Field is highlighted by real estate professionals who have named the community “Wrigleyville” to honor the home of the Cubs and to help give the area a unique identity which has become synonymous with one of the most attractive places to live in all Chicago. Wrigley Field offers a world class venue to residents who enjoy baseball, music and other events. Wrigley Field is also unique among major league stadiums and arenas with respect to transportation. Almost every other professional sports ballpark and venue in the United States is situated amid an abundance of parking and in close proximity to interstate highways; Wrigley Field is neither. Both the Cubs and the neighborhood have thrived over the years by managing traffic and parking congestion. One of the reasons for this is the many fans who choose not to drive to Wrigley Field because of their knowledge of the relative absence of parking around the ballpark. By adopting the recommendations in this report, traffic management can be enhanced and the ballpark and currently-proposed development can thrive without additional adverse traffic impact on the community. This traffic and management plan was conducted by Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE) for the Chicago Cubs. The study was compiled with input from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC), the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Pace and neighborhood expertise, including Chester Kropidlowski who has decades of experience in Wrigley Field traffic operations. We thank all those who helped for their input. The Cubs can reduce the impact on the neighborhood’s traffic and parking system in two ways: (1) by reducing the number of fans who drive and park at the game; and, (2) by reducing the amount of time fans who are driving remain in the neighborhood. This plan addresses the existing gameday traffic and parking operations at Wrigley Field, as well as new strategies to encourage more ticket holders to use the existing Remote Parking facility and take transit. The Cubs have committed to reviewing this plan with CDOT on an annual basis. The following are the primary conclusions of the traffic management plan:  New traffic signals should be installed on Clark Street at Waveland Avenue, School Street, and Roscoe Street and an interconnect system should be installed on Clark Street, between Belmont Avenue and Irving Park Road. Eliminating the fee for remote parking and improving the marketing of this option will further reduce the number of cars which drive and park in the vicinity of Wrigley Field.

 
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The Cubs can increase the manner in which they encourage fans to take transit to games instead of driving. For those fans who do drive, Cubs can offer parking solutions online and at the time of ticket purchase to reduce the amount of driving through the neighborhood looking for parking.

There will always be traffic congestion around Wrigley Field during Cubs games. Understanding the issues is important and helps to isolate which hours and traffic patterns pose the greatest challenge. Implementing the suggestions in this study offers an approach to help move traffic and people out of the neighborhood more quickly.

 
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2.Introduction
Wrigley Field is unique in comparison to other sporting venues both around the country and in Chicago in part because of its urban setting and context. Wrigley Field is nestled tightly into a single block in a neighborhood of residences and small businesses. Unlike the United Center or U.S. Cellular Field, both of which are surrounded by vast tracts of parking (often provided to the team with public assistance), Wrigley Field incorporates parking provided officially by the Cubs with public street parking, neighbors who sell their garage space to fans as a means of earning income and other surface parking also used by bars, restaurants, and rooftop businesses. The Cubs own or operate approximately 1205 parking spaces in the blocks immediately adjacent to the ballpark for season ticket holders, staff and the press, including 200 spaces leased from the Chicago Park District in a lot at Challenger Park approximately half a mile north of the ballpark and other spaces leased from private operators such as the Vic Parking lot at Belmont and Sheffield. A description of the parking supply owned and operated by the Cubs is included in Page 13. To further reduce the physical footprint related to the ballpark and accommodate for the crowds it draws, the Cubs make available to fans remote parking spaces using existing lots on the DeVry University campus, approximately two miles west of the ballpark. Overall, there are an estimated 5,300 off-street parking spaces available in the community to Cubs fans. It is estimated sold-out games generate anywhere between 4,500 to 5,300 vehicles1, mainly from the north and northwest suburbs. Concerts and other special events typically generate less.

– Vehicular estimate based on mode split of 40% CTA Rail, 36.7% driving, 5% CTA Bus, 8% Walking, 4% Taxi, 1.2% Pace, 3.5% Charter Bus, 1.4% Remote Parking, and .2% biking

 
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3.Existing Conditions
The traffic and parking conditions at Wrigley Field are unlike those at US Cellular Field, the United Center or any other ballpark in Major League Baseball. Though it lacks an abundance of parking lots or access to an interstate highway, Wrigley Field is well-situated with respect to the CTA Red Line and is located in one of the densest neighborhoods in Chicago, allowing people to walk and bike to the venue. The neighborhood has thrived for years with this volume of traffic and a significant amount of development has occurred over the last decade. The most stressful time for traffic congestion in the community is the weekday evening rush hour. This recognition leads to a number of conclusions, supported by the data on the pages which follow: a. Arrival times for daytime events do not pose a significant traffic problem in the community. Because fans do not arrive during rush hour and most residents are at work, fans are able to access the ballpark and the community without posing significant traffic management issues. b. Exiting from nighttime events does not pose a significant traffic problem in the community. Because fans leave well into the evening when most residents are home and not driving, fans are able to depart the community without posing significant traffic management issues. c. Weekend events, whether daytime or nighttime, do not pose a significant traffic problem in the community. Fans are able to arrive and depart the community without posing significant traffic management issues. Weekend events should not impact theaters or other businesses in the neighborhood, each of which is assumed to have its own traffic and parking management solution. The primary issue for traffic management related to Wrigley Field events, therefore, is when those events coincide with weekday evening rush hour traffic. This section of the report provides an overview of existing transportation conditions around Wrigley Field, analysis and observations of the existing transportation conditions and recommendations to improve the existing situation. Transit Wrigley Field is very well served by the region’s transit system which is why so many people use public transportation to get to Cubs games. The most recent prior survey on Cubs fans travel patterns to Wrigley Field was conducted in 2001 by Siim Soot and estimated approximately 31% of fans used CTA Rail to get to games. Since 2001, transit ridership on weekdays at the Addison Street station has increased by 29%, during both the Cubs season (April-October) and off-season (October-April). It is estimated therefore CTA rail now accounts for at least 40% of the fans who get to the game based on this data. A description of each of the ways fans can reach Wrigley Field by transit is provided below. CTA Red Line  
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The CTA Red Line, which runs between Howard Avenue and 95th Street, has a station at Addison Street and is well-used by both residents and fans accessing Wrigley Field. In 2012, more than 3,000,000 people entered the Addison Red Line Station, making it one of the busiest in the City. Before weekday night games, southbound Purple Line Express trains stop at the Sheridan station, which is north of Wrigley Field. After games, CTA provides additional staff in the Addison Station to assist with ticketing and platform loading. CTA Buses There are two bus routes, Route 22 (Clark) and Route 152 (Addison), which run adjacent to Wrigley Field. A number of additional bus routes are within ¼ mile of Wrigley Field. A map of all the CTA buses is shown in Figure 1. Pace Express To provide direct connections between the suburbs and Wrigley Field, Pace provides two Wrigley Field Express Routes: Route 282, which runs between the Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg and Wrigley Field, and Route 779, which runs between Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard and Wrigley Field. Fans are able to park for free at these locations and it costs $4 to ride the service in each direction. Pace’s website provides an excellent instructional video on how to use the service. Exhibit 1 shows the ridership on each route over the last five years and the annual attendance. Exhibit 1 Pace Express Ridership – Last Five Years Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Route 282 (Schaumburg) 22,711 25,797 25,797 25,741 Route 779 (Lombard) 11,491 14,662 14,661 13,052 Total 34,202 40,459 40,458 38,793 45,516 Annual Attendance 2,882,756 3,017,966 3,062,973 3,168,859 3,330,200 Ridership per 10,000 fans 118.64 134.06 132.09 122.42 136.68

The Cubs service is the most popular sports service Pace runs and the fares cover approximately 50% of the operating costs of the service. Pace’s Six Flags service is the only service which covers a higher percent of operating costs. Metra Metra provides regional rail service across the Chicagoland area. Two Metra lines provide service within proximity of Wrigley Field, the UP-North Line (UP-N) and the UP-Northwest Line (UP-NW). The UP-N Line serves the northern suburbs located along Lake Michigan and the closest stop to Wrigley Field is Ravenswood, located at 4800 N Ravenswood Avenue, approximately 2.0 miles north of Wrigley Field. The UP-NW Line serves the northwest suburbs in Cook, Lake, and McHenry  
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Counties and the closest stop to Wrigley Field is Clybourn, located at 1900 N Ashland Avenue, approximately 3.6 miles south of Wrigley Field. One challenge of getting fans to take Metra to the game is Metra runs on a fixed schedule and Cubs games do not. This can force a fan into the decision to leave a game early to catch a train or watch the entire game and possibly have to wait at the train station for more than an hour. Exhibit 2 shows the Metra schedule for each of the existing start/end times for Cubs games. The Cubs experimented with a shuttle between the UP-N station and Wrigley Field, but disbanded the service due to low ridership.

 
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  Exhibit 2 Metra Schedules
Gameday and Start Time Metra Line

 

Arrival 11:10 AM 1:10 PM

Departur e 3:33 PM 3:45 PM 4:48 PM 5:15 PM 5:27 PM 5:34 PM 5:49 PM 3:33 PM 4:13 PM 4:48 PM 4:54 PM 4:57 PM 5:06 PM 5:15 PM 5:29 PM 5:32 PM 5:41 PM 5:56 PM 8:48 PM 9:48 PM 10:48 PM 11:48 PM 8:38 PM 9:38 PM 10:39 PM 11:38 PM 3:47 PM 4:48 PM 5:49 PM 5:58 PM 3:38 PM 4:38 PM 5:38 PM 4:43 PM 5:43 PM 4:30 PM

UP-N (Ravenswood)

Weekday Day Game, 1:10 PM Start Time, 4:10 Estimated End Time

11:12 AM 12:12 PM 1:22 PM

UP-NW (Clybourn)

UP-N (Ravenswood) Weekday Night Game, 7:05PM Start Time, 10:05 Estimated End Time UP-NW (Clybourn)

UP-N (Ravenswood) Saturday Afternoon Game, 1:10 PM Start Time, 4:10 Estimated End Time UP-NW (Clybourn)

5:15 PM 5:53 PM 6:12 PM 6:29 PM 7:19 PM 5:27 PM 6:12 PM 6:46 PM 7:12 PM 11:10 AM 1:10 PM

Sunday Afternoon Game, 1:10 PM Start Time, 4:10 Estimated End Time

UP-N (Ravenswood) UP-NW (Clybourn)

11:12 PM 12:12 PM 1:12 PM 12:10 PM 1:10 PM 12:12 PM

 
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Remote Parking The Cubs operate a Remote Parking facility at DeVry University near Addison Street and Rockwell Avenue (west of Western Avenue) for all weekend and night games. The cost to use this service is currently $6.00 and includes a round trip on the CTA 154 Route which runs direct between Wrigley Field and DeVry University. Post-game, passengers board the bus on the east side of Clark Street, north of Addison Street. The 154 routes start running two and a half hours before the game and runs one hour after night games and two hours after weekend day games. The number of cars and fans who have used the Remote Parking facility over the last five years is shown in Exhibit 3. The Cubs took over operation of the lot from the City of Chicago in 2004 and as the information in Exhibit 3 shows, use of the lot has increased dramatically under Cubs leadership. Exhibit 3 Number of Cars and Fans that Used Remote Parking Facility Cars Using Remote Parking 15,000 16,997 19,250 20,761 22,083 11,421 2,963 Fans Using Remote Parking 40,000 46,109 52,854 54,952 57,121 30,745 7,661 Annual Attendance 2,882,756 3,017,966 3,062,973 3,168,859 3,330,200 3,170,184 2,780,465 Fans Using Remote Parking per 10,000 Attendance 138.76 152.78 172.56 173.41 171.52 96.98 27.55

Year

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004 2001

Remote parking increases at a higher rate as attendance gets higher, since the price of parking around the stadium increases during these times as well. If parking is cheap because of low attendance, it reduces the incentive to use the remote lot. Bicycling To encourage fans to bicycle to Wrigley Field, the Cubs provide a free bike valet service which allows fans to securely store their bike during the game. It is located on the south side of Waveland Avenue, between Clark Street and Wrigley Field. It is sponsored by SRAM and World Bicycle Relief. The bike valet service is open two hours before the game and closes one hour after the game. The annual usage of the bike valet service is shown in Exhibit 4.

 
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Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Exhibit 4 Annual Usage of Bike Valet Service Annual Bikes Attendance 5,000 2,882,756 6,063 3,017,966 8,568 3,062,973 20,761 3,168,859 10,238 3,330,200

In addition to the free service, many fans bicycle to the ballpark and lock their bikes to one of the many area bike racks offered by the Cubs and the City. For example, self lock bike racks are provided on the southeast corner of the intersection of Clark Street and Waveland Avenue and it is typically at capacity during Cubs games. The City of Chicago will be launching a bike share program in the summer of 2013. It is anticipated there will be a number of bike share stations in close proximity to Wrigley Field.

 
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Vehicular Traffic While there are many options to access Wrigley Field, some fans clearly prefer to drive and continue to seek parking near the ballpark. This section discusses traffic conditions in and around the ballpark. Street Network The existing street network is shown in Figure 2 and identifies one-way streets and traffic signal locations. Clark Street Clark Street is a two-lane, northwest/southeast street adjacent to the west side of Wrigley Field. It is signalized at its intersections with Irving Park Road, Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue/Newport Avenue. It is under all-way stop control at its intersection with Waveland Avenue, Roscoe Avenue, and School Street. A buffer protected bike lane is provided on Clark Street, south of Addison Street, and a marked shared bike lane is provided on Clark Street, north of Addison Street. Clark Street is under the jurisdiction of CDOT. Addison Street Addison Street is a two-lane, east/west street adjacent to the south side of Wrigley Field. Addison Street is signalized at its intersections with Racine Avenue, Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue. It is under the jurisdiction of CDOT. Irving Park Road Irving Park Road is a major east/west arterial roadway connecting to both Lake Shore Drive and Interstate 90/94. In the area of Clark Street, Irving Park Road provides one lane of travel in each direction and a center left-turn lane,  though parking is prohibited on the north side of Irving Park Road after games to allow for two travel lanes, between Clark Street and Southport Avenue. To the west of Southport Avenue, the westbound direction of Irving Park Road is striped to provide two travel lanes. To the west of Ashland Avenue, the road widens to provide two lanes of travel in each direction and a center left-turn lane/median. Irving Park Road is under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Waveland Avenue Waveland Avenue is a two-lane, east/west street adjacent to the north side of Wrigley Field. It is under the jurisdiction of CDOT. Sheffield Avenue Sheffield Avenue is a two-lane, north/south street adjacent to the east side of Wrigley Field. It is under the jurisdiction of CDOT.

Charter buses The Cubs fan base extends beyond the Chicagoland area throughout the Midwest and around the nation. Many fans come to the game in groups and use a charter bus as their means of transportation.  
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Charter buses drop-off passengers on the south side of Waveland Avenue before a game. On-street space is provided for charter buses to stage during the game on both sides of Irving Park Road, between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue and on the east side of Clark Street, between Byron Street and south of Irving Park Road. After games, charter buses pick up passengers on the south side of Waveland Avenue and the west side of Sheffield Avenue. Taxis Taxis are popular around Wrigley Field at all times, but particularly on event days. Taxi drivers typically want to drop-off and pick-up passengers as close to Wrigley Field as possible. Taxi cab stands were experimented with in the past, but were not successful because taxi drivers felt they were too far away from Wrigley Field and fans exiting from gates distant from the taxi stand preferred to – and did - hail cabs on the nearest street. Limousines Limousines are seen fairly infrequently during most Cubs games, but their use picks up significantly for concerts. Neighbors have raised one primary issue regarding limousines: limousines illegally parking (double parking or parking in No Parking Zones) on residential streets as they wait for the concert to end. In most cases, the driver remains with the parked vehicle. Parking There are a number of options for parking in the area around Wrigley Field: Off-street parking The Cubs currently own or lease and operate nine parking lots, including one at Challenger Park owned by the Chicago Park District. A description of each parking lot is listed below:  Red Lot: The Red Lot is located directly adjacent to Wrigley Field and has a capacity of 68 parking spaces. Blue Lot: The Blue Lot is located on the west side of Seminary Avenue, between Grace Street and Waveland Avenue and has a capacity of 150 parking spaces. Purple Lot: The Purple lot is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Clark Street and Waveland Avenue and has a capacity of 73 parking spaces. Orange Lot: The Orange lot is located on east side of Clark Street, just north of Grace Street and has a capacity of 16 parking spaces. Green Lot: The Green lot is located on Grace Street, just east of Clark Street and has a capacity of 650 parking spaces.

 
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Brown Lot: The Brown lot is located on Eddy Street, just east of Racine Avenue and has a capacity of 200 parking spaces. Gold Lot: The Gold lot is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Waveland Avenue and has a capacity of 48 parking spaces. McDonalds Lot: The McDonalds lot is located on the northwest corner of the intersection Clark Street and Addison Street and has an estimated capacity of 35 parking spaces. Challenger Park: The Challenger Park parking lot is located on the north side of Irving Park Road, directly under the CTA rail tracks and has a capacity of 200 parking spaces.

A map of the parking lots is shown in Figure 3. Parking at Cubs-operated lots can be purchased in advance of the game by calling the Cubs. Many lots also offer cash parking on game days when the lot is not otherwise filled. In addition to the parking provided by the Cubs, there are a number of privately-owned surface and structure parking lots which offer gameday parking. Exhibit 5 lists a number of these lots as well as their estimated capacities. This number has diminished in recent years as surface parking lots have been developed and replaced with commercial businesses, such as some of the new bars and restaurants along Clark Street.

 
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Exhibit 5 Existing Private Off-Street Parking Supply
Address 801 W Addison St 808 W Addison St 835 W Addison St 932 W Addison St 1015-1023 W Addison St 1109 W Addison St 1110 W Addison St 1111 W Addison St 1150 W Addison St 2848 N Broadway Ave 3012 N Broadway 3114 N Broadway 3115 N Broadway 3157 N Broadway 3440 N Broadway Ave 3901 N Broadway Ave 2836 N Clark St 3134 N Clark St 3211 N Clark St 3310 N Clark St 3427 N Clark St 3455 N Clark St 3458 N Clark St 3650 N Clark St 3701 N Clark St 3745 N Clark St 3848 N Clark St 3701-3709 N Clifton Ave 635 W Grace St 3514-3522 N Halsted St 3532 N Halsted St 3631 N Halsted St 1500 W Irving Park Rd 1013 W Roscoe St 3130 N Sheffield Ave 3705 N Sheffield Ave 3716 N Sheffield Ave Parking Supply 12 122 27 22 80 74 74 58 14 125 70 27 80 76 139 18 427 102 38 12 28 26 32 58 31 75 23 37 180 53 15 31 25 40 153 80 18

 
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832 W Sheridan Rd 851 W Waveland Ave 1141 W Waveland Ave Total 20 49 17 2890

 

The pricing of off-street parking in 2013 during events varies between $10 and $50, depending on the day of the event and location of the lot. In addition to parking spaces provided by the Cubs and private operators, many residents and businesses sell individual parking spaces. This is not licensed and the City of Chicago does not receive taxes on these purchases. This market seemingly changes on a daily basis, so it is difficult to estimate the precise number of spaces available, but based on our observations we estimate between 200 and 400 additional spaces per game. Pre-paid parking helps reduce traffic in the community by reducing the travel time and transaction costs as fans circle neighborhood streets looking for an open parking lot and then often try to negotiate a price with a community resident selling his or her garage. At least two companies, ParkWhiz and SpotHero, maintain relationships with parking owners in the community and allow fans to purchase parking online before the game. This reduces “over-circulation”, which is the driving when fans are looking for parking. On-street parking While fans who drive to Wrigley Field are strongly encouraged to use the Remote Parking facility or to pay for parking at one of the Cubs or privately-owned facilities, some park on residential streets when such parking is permitted by law. The following provisions are in place related to residential street parking:  Vehicles without a Zone 383 permit are prohibited from parking from 6 PM to 6 AM in the area bounded by Irving Park Road to the north, Belmont Avenue to the south, Ashland Avenue to the west and Broadway Avenue to the east. Vehicles parking in this area without a permit during a night game can be towed. It is legal to park in these areas during day games. Vehicles without a Zone 383 permit are prohibited from parking any time on segments of Clifton Street, Seminary Avenue, Kenmore Avenue, Wilton Avenue and Fremont Street. Vehicles without an LV2 permit are prohibited from parking in the areas generally bounded by Montrose Avenue to the north, Irving Park Road to the south, Ashland Avenue to the west and Clark Street to the east and in the area bounded by Irving Park Road to the north, Roscoe Street to the south, Ravenswood Avenue to the west and Ashland Avenue to the east. Vehicles are also prohibited from parking on segments of Clark Street, Irving Park Road, Addison Street and Eddy Street before and after Wrigley Field events.

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The Chicago Police Department Detail Unit manages and coordinates night baseball parking violation enforcement. The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) provides contracted tow trucks. The

 
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  issuance of parking tickets is handled by the Chicago Police Detail Unit, the Department of Revenue and the 19th Police District. Night baseball parking enforcement activities are coordinated at the Wrigley Field Police Command Center in the 19th District Police Station at 850 W. Addison. The Command Center was previously located in the Cubs-owned Brown lot at 1140 W. Eddy. Towing enforcement actions for night baseball resident parking violations are initiated as a result of any one of the following:  A citizen request to the night baseball telephone hotline 1-866-4CPD-TOW.  A request from an involved Alderman’s office (32nd, 44th, 46th, 47th Wards).  Police designated street surveys for parking violators in one of two designated zones which rotate on a game-by-game basis. o o Zone 1 is the area bounded by and including Grace Street on the north, Belmont Avenue on the south, Racine Avenue on the east and Ashland Avenue on the west. Zone 2 is the area bounded by and including Grace Street on the north, Belmont Avenue on south, Halsted Street on the east and Racine Avenue on the west.

The Zone not enforced as part of the towing operation is enforced with parking violation enforcement by Parking Enforcement Aides of the Department of Revenue. Vehicles towed as a result of any enforcement action are towed to Auto Pound #6 at 701 N. Sacramento (773) 265-7605. It will cost, at minimum, $160.00 to retrieve a vehicle. A citizen can check to see if their car has been towed by calling 311. The Cubs have helped greatly in this effort by sponsoring a hot line for neighbors to call to report traffic and parking violations. Few calls have been reported to the hot line on an annual basis. SSE conducted spot counts and observations of residential parking during evening games and did not find many vehicles parked without a residential permit. Many vehicles were parked with guest permits. These could be legitimate guests of residents in the neighborhood or these passes could have been provided by residents to ticket holders. A map of the existing parking restrictions is shown in Figure 4.

 
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  Existing Traffic Counts To quantify the operations in the study, both on gamedays and non-gameday, traffic counts were conducted in May 2013 using Miovision cameras. Counts were conducted during the following time periods:  Friday, May 3, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM to study post-game traffic. The post-game peak hour traffic is shown in Figure 5.  Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM to study pre- and post-game traffic. The pre-game peak hour traffic is shown in Figure 6. The post-game peak hour traffic is shown in Figure 7.  Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM to study post-game traffic. The post-game peak hour traffic is shown in Figure 8.  Friday, May 10, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM to study non-gameday traffic. The 4:30-5:30 PM traffic volumes are shown in Figure 9. The 6:15-7:15 PM traffic volumes are shown in Figure 10.  Thursday, May 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, May, 11, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM to study non-gameday traffic. The weekday and Saturday peak hour traffic volumes are shown in Figure 11. Exhibit 6 lists the ticketed attendance and weather for each game. Exhibit 6 Details of Cubs Games Studied Date Friday, May 3 Tuesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 8 Gametim e 1:20 PM 7:05 PM 1:20 PM Game Length 3:29 2:37 2:53 Opponent Cincinnati Reds St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Ticketed Attendance 32.579 30,161 26,354 Weather 41 degrees, cloudy 64 degrees, clear 63 degrees, sunny

The locations and times of the traffic counts were based on input received in community meetings and the overall scope was approved by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The locations, dates, and times of the counts are shown in Exhibit 7.

 
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  Exhibit 7 Traffic Count Locations and Times
Intersection Friday, May 3 – 1:20 PM Game time 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Tuesday, May 7 – 7:05 PM Game time 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Wednesday, May 8 – 1:20 PM Game time 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Thursday, May 9 – No Game 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Friday, May 10 – No Game 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Saturday, May 11 – No Game 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM X X X X X

· Clark Street/Irving Park Road · Clark Street/Racine Avenue · Clark Street/Grace Street · Clark Street/Waveland Avenue · Clark Street/Addison Street · Clark Street/Sheffield Avenue/Newport Avenue · Clark Street/Roscoe Street · Clark Street/School Street · Clark Street/Belmont Avenue · Sheffield Avenue/Irving Park Road · Sheffield Avenue/Addison Street · Racine Avenue/Addison Street · Ashland Avenue/Irving Park Road · Ashland Avenue/Addison Street · Ashland Avenue/Belmont Avenue/Lincoln Avenue · Western Avenue/Irving Park Road · Western Avenue/Addison Street · Oakley/Irving Park Road · Leavitt/Irving Park Road · Leavitt/Addison Street · Damen Avenue/Irving Park Road/Lincoln Avenue · Damen Avenue/Addison Street · Wolcott/Addison Street · Ravenswood Avenue/Irving Park Road · Ravenswood Avenue/Addison Street/Lincoln Avenue · Paulina Avenue/Addison Street · Broadway Avenue/Irving Park Road · Broadway Avenue/Addison Street · Broadway Avenue/Belmont Avenue · N Lake Shore Drive/Irving Park Road · N Lake Shore Drive Southbound Ramps/Belmont Avenue · N Lake Shore Drive Northbound Ramps/Belmont Avenue · Southport Avenue/Irving Park Road · Southport Avenue/Addison Street · Halsted Street/Addison Street · Halsted Street/Belmont Avenue · Sheridan Road/Belmont Avenue · Inner Lake Shore/Addison Street · Clarendon Avenue/Irving Park Road · Marine Drive/N Lake Shore Drive/Irving Park Road

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 
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  An analysis was conducted of each time period using Synchro. Synchro is a modeling program providing a level of service for each intersection using a methodology from the Highway Capacity Manual. The results from the Synchro analysis included in the Appendix. Our conclusions and recommendations from the Sycnrho analysis are listed below:  The interconnect systems designed and implemented by CDOT on Irving Park Road and Addison Street have a tremendous impact on moving traffic out of the neighborhood after a game. Consider raising the cycle lengths during post game flush period (day and night game) on Irving Park from Southport to Damen from 90 secs to 100 secs. This will match the existing cycle lengths on Irving at: Western, Oakley, Leavitt and Clark, and provide opportunity for better progression (assuming no manual control). It would also reduce delay at Lincoln/Damen/Irving by 25%. Consider raising the cycle lengths during post game flush period (day and night game) on Addison from Ashland to Leavitt from 90 secs to 100 secs. This will match the existing cycle lengths at Western and provide opportunity for westbound progression out of the neighborhood from Ashland to Western.

Existing Game Day Operations SSE conducted observations throughout the month of May and found the following: General Observations  There is significantly more traffic congestion in the immediate area of Wrigley Field post-game, compared to pre-game, because the majority of fans are leaving the area in the first 30 minutes after the game, whereas fans coming to the game are spread throughout the approximate 90 minutes before a game. By 45 minutes after an event, streets are generally clear of the majority of Cubs fans.  The majority of people driving are coming from the north and northwest suburbs. The zip codes with the highest number of season ticket holders are located in Chicago, close to Wrigley Field (60657, 60613, 60614, 60618, 60611, 60610). The highest number of season tickets holders outside of Chicago are located in 60062 (Northbrook), 60015 (Deerfield), 60093 (Winnetka), 60201 (Evanston), and 60068 (Park Ridge). This is consistent with the 2002 Traffic and Parking Study conducted for Wrigley Field. The majority of traffic, pre- and post-game, is east-west on Irving Park Road and Addison Street. Other than Clark Street, there is much less traffic on the north-south streets in the neighborhood. The Cubs pay the City of Chicago to place Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) at 49 posts before the game and 37 posts after the game. Intersection control was originally managed by the Chicago Police Department, but was taken over by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) in 2004. A map showing the locations where TCAs are posted is shown in Figure 12.

 
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Both Sheffield Avenue, between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street, and Waveland Avenue, between Seminary Avenue and Sheffield Avenue, are closed by Chicago Police officers before (approximately 120 minutes), during and after (approximately 30-60 minutes) Wrigley Field events. Vehicles can turn on to Waveland Avenue from Clark Street to access the Blue or Gold Lots. There is no messaging on city streets to provide information to drivers about Cubs game day activities or to ask motorists to avoid the area. The only messaging is provided on the Kennedy Expressway and it only advertises the remote parking lot. There is no signage at Wrigley Field to help people get to their destination on transit, whether it is CTA, Pace or Metra. There are no CTA fare card machines other than at the Addison Red Line station. There are a small number of limousines at Cubs games, but their use is considerably higher during concerts.

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Pre-Game  Turns are prohibited at the intersection of Clark Street and Addison Street. This helps traffic move smoother, makes it safer for pedestrians and provides more space for pedestrians.  No information is provided to drivers on where parking is located or the price of parking. This leads to fans overcirculating through the neighborhood, looking for the best deal on parking with regard to price and location. Fans who take the Red Line, both northbound and southbound, typically exit at the Addison Street stop. There are three exits at this station: one on the south side of Addison Street, one of the north side of Addison Street and one on the north side of the station on an alley. The majority of people exit on the north side of Addison Street and the sidewalk is fairly narrow. This leads to congestion on the sidewalk, which is made worse by the ticket scalpers, bar solicitors, merchandise sales, street peddlers and other commercial activity on this segment of Addison Street. A barricade is provided at the edge of the sidewalk along on both sides of Addison Street to protect pedestrians from vehicles. We observed this barricade placed either on the edge of the sidewalk or just off the sidewalk in the street, depending on the date. When it is placed on the sidewalk, it reduces the effective width of the sidewalk by two to three feet, reducing the capacity for pedestrians.

 
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The Wrigley Field entrance gate at Clark Street and Addison Street is by far the most congested of the four main gates due to the limited footprint as well as the demand. Because of this, fans often spill out into the intersection. Both Pace buses and CTA Route 154 buses drop passengers off on the west side of Clark Street, between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street. Most passengers were observed using the main gate at Clark Street and Addison Street. Many fans who park in the Green Lot were observed walking along Clark Street to reach the ballpark. This adds to the congestion on Clark Street by adding to the conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. It is not the most direct route for pedestrians. The check-in area for charter buses, on Waveland Avenue at Seminary Avenue, is short in length and gets easily congested. Buses routinely queued on Clark Street waiting to turn. There is a considerable amount of congestion at Clark Street and Waveland Avenue, with pedestrians, charter buses, vehicles and CTA buses. Northbound charter buses waiting to turn onto Waveland Avenue were observed queuing on Clark Street, blocking northbound through traffic. Charter buses were observed stopping adjacent to Gate K, which blocks Waveland Avenue. After dropping off passengers, charter buses were observed turning right from Addison Street to Clark Street. All charter buses should be directed away from Wrigley Field after dropping off passengers. Charter buses are permitted to park on both sides of Irving Park Road, between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue, and the west side of Clark Street, both north and south of Irving Park Road. After dropping off passengers, charter buses typically first take up the space on the north side of Irving Road then the south side of Irving Park Road then the Clark Street, south of Irving Park Road. No buses were seen parked on the west side of Clark Street, north of Irving Park Road. Though the free bike check is very popular and close to Wrigley Field, it is somewhat difficult to find. There is no signage on Clark Street directing bicyclists to it. After the game there was a line at the bikecheck. This could discourage future bike use. Self-lock bike parking is fairly well used, particularly on weekends.

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Traffic flows about as well as it can after the game under the control of the Traffic Control Aides considering the number of vehicles leaving the area at one time. This is a challenging job as there are many conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians following the game. Irving Park Road has the most capacity of any street in the area. Traffic should be directed to it as much as possible. OEMC has successfully established a “clear zone” at the intersection of Clark Street and Addison Street. Eastbound, westbound and southbound traffic is prohibited from reaching the intersection of Clark and Addison. This helps ease pedestrian congestion at the main gate of Wrigley Field and makes it easier for buses to exit. Assuming current conditions, the five critical intersections to post-game traffic flow are Clark Street/Waveland Avenue, Clark Street/Grace Street/Racine Avenue, Clark Street/Irving Park Road, Southport Avenue/Irving Park Road, and Ashland Avenue/Irving Park Road. If one of these intersections is operating poorly, it affects the entire operations of outbound traffic. A discussion of the observations of each intersection is listed below: o Waveland Avenue/Clark Street: There is no traffic signal at this intersection and it is operated entirely under the manual control of TCAs. In addition to vehicle traffic, there is significant pedestrian traffic crossing Clark Street and Waveland Avenue, Pace and CTA buses and charter buses turning on to Waveland Avenue to pick up passengers. The volume of pedestrians makes this a very difficult intersection to control manually. Delays at this intersection have the greatest impact on charter buses turning on to Waveland Avenue and Pace and CTA buses which want to travel north on Clark Street. A traffic signal has been proposed for this intersection and could improve operations. A bridge over Clark Street will also help manage pedestrian traffic at the street level. Clark Street/Grace Street/Racine Avenue: The largest parking lot in the area is the Green Lot on Grace Street and the majority of traffic exits the Green Lot to this intersection. Racine Avenue and Grace Street do not intersect with Clark Street at the same location, which causes challenges. Traffic is prohibited from travelling south on Clark Street, making a northbound left-turn from Clark Street and making a southbound left-turn from Clark Street during postgame. The TCAs control the traffic signal and limit it to three phases: northbound/southbound traffic on Clark Street, eastbound/westbound traffic on Grace Street and northbound traffic on Racine Avenue. Three movements should be prioritized at the intersection: the northbound traffic on Clark Street, the northbound traffic on Racine Avenue and the westbound traffic on Grace Street. All of this traffic is heading north towards Irving Park Road.

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Clark Street/Irving Park Road: This is the critical intersection for outbound traffic as well as traffic operations on Irving Park Road. The only movement prohibited at this intersection is westbound left-turns (with the exception of charter buses). The northbound approach of Clark Street provides a left-turn lane, a through lane and a right-turn lane at Irving Park Road. When westbound traffic on Irving Park Road is queued to Clark Street from Southport Avenue, then northbound and westbound traffic at the intersection can’t move through the intersection. This causes further backups on westbound Irving Park Road and northbound Clark Street. Southport Avenue/Irving Park Road: This intersection causes a considerable amount of the issues in moving post-game traffic. Southport Avenue dead-ends two blocks to the north of Irving Park Road and the majority of vehicles travelling north at the intersection are those cutting through the neighborhood to avoid Clark Street and Southport Avenue. Southport Avenue is located approximately 450’ to the west of Clark Street. When traffic on Southport Avenue receives green times, traffic on westbound Irving Park Road has a red signal. This means that no traffic can travel westbound on Irving Park Road at Clark Street or make a northbound left-turn from Clark Street to Irving Park once this small distance between the two intersections has cars queued in it. We observed a number of instances where the amount of green time provided to traffic on Southport Avenue caused gridlock at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Clark Street. Ashland Avenue/Irving Park Road: Both Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road are arterial roadways and carry high volumes of traffic. The operations at this intersection must be made as efficient as possible. TCAs control the traffic signal at this location during the post-game. Through traffic on both streets should be prioritized over the left-turn lanes, which should only be given minimum green times. We often observed the traffic signal being adjusted to provide more than the minimum green time in order clear the left-turn queues. This has a large impact on the operations of through traffic on both streets. We also observed cycle length times in excess of 200 seconds, which is not efficient.

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Traffic does get congested at Irving Park Road and Seminary Avenue. This is due to Irving Park Road being reduced to one lane in each direction at this location and the volume of pedestrians crossing Irving Park Road to reach the Challenger Park parking lot. The #152 buses line up along Addison Street after the game and the CTA loads one bus at a time. The front door of each bus allows both fare card and cash transactions and the rear door has a portable fare card station. By far the longest delay is on the CTA buses is due to the passengers paying cash. The boarding process for CTA buses takes approximately 45-90 minutes after the game, making it a sub-optimal experience for fans. The CTA Addison Red Line Station is very crowded after the game. CTA provides portable fare card stations to get more people through after the games. The fare card dispenser is very crowded post-game as many people do not purchase their fares until after the game.

 
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There are a large number of pedicabs on Waveland Avenue and Sheffield Avenue after the game. These users were observed using space reserved for charter buses and adding to congestion on Clark Street after the games. Taxi operations are very unpredictable after the games. Drivers are looking to pick up passengers right outside of Wrigley Field, which results in all cabs trying to get as close as possible.

Potential Improvements Based on SSE’s observations, the intersection analysis and discussions with residents, CDOT, OEMC, CTA and Pace, we offer the following recommendation to potentially improve traffic flow before and after games. The potential improvements are shown in Figure 13. 1. The Cubs, CDOT and OEMC should annually review how Traffic Control Aides are deployed and how they are controlling the traffic signals. This is a very difficult job and the TCAs do a very good job. Having additional expertise reviewing operations will only make the system work better. All TCAs should be trained in the operations of signals and how the pedestrian clearance interval works. In addition, because traffic patterns are most critical post-game, consideration should be given to altering shifts to allocate more Traffic Control Aides following the game and fewer before. 2. Traffic signals should be installed at the intersections of Clark Street/Waveland Avenue, Clark Street/Roscoe Street, and Clark Street/School Street as well as an interconnect system on Clark Street, between Belmont Avenue and Irving Park Road. CDOT has conducted signal warrant studies for these intersections in the past and show that these intersection do warrant a traffic signal. This should improve traffic flow on Clark Street. 3. Additional study should be conducted on the impact of minimizing the amount of green time that Southport Avenue traffic receives at Irving Park Road to promote through traffic on Irving Park Road. Consideration should be given to prohibiting westbound right-turns at the intersection of Southport Ave/Grace Street to minimize the amount of northbound traffic on Southport Avenue at Irving Park Road. Reducing Southport Avenue traffic will reduce the amount of time gridlock is experienced at Clark Street/Irving Park Road. 4. Consideration should be given to restricting all parking after events on Clark Street, between Irving Park Road and Grace Street. This will allow for two northbound lanes on Clark Street on this segment. Charter buses can still park on the west side of Clark Street, north of Irving Park Road. 5. Installing temporary signage at Clark Street and Irving Park Road to allow the northbound direction to provide a left-turn lane, a combination left-turn/through lane and a right-turn lane should be evaluated. The intersection will have to operate with split phasing for Clark Street under manual control.  
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6. The intersection of Clark Street/Grace Street/Racine Avenue could be re-configured with cones after games to improve traffic flow. This could allow the northbound left-turn from Racine Avenue and the northbound through movement on Clark Street to operate at the same time. A right-turn lane and a combination left-turn/through/right-turn lane could be provided on westbound Grace Street. 7. The manual controlled cycle length at Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road should match CDOT’s suggested cycle length as closely as possible. Left-turn phases should be the minimum and the priority should be on through traffic on Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road. 8. Additional analysis should be conducted of existing variable message boards used by the City for Cubs game and determine if they should be relocated. The Cubs should also work with traffic reporting companies to alert drivers of congestion due to Cubs games and to avoid driving through the neighborhood if it’s not necessary. 9. The Cubs should explore the possibility of pre-selling parking, both Cubs owned and non-Cubs owned, on a website or app. 10. Determine how wayfinding could be improved to provide more information on the location and availability of Cubs-operated parking pre-game and signs to the highway post-game. 11. The Cubs should continue to provide in-game announcements and information on the message boards throughout the stadium on transit. 12. Explore the feasibility of installing CTA fare card machines on the sidewalks immediately outside Wrigley Field. 13. All charter buses should be encouraged to pull up as close to Sheffield Avenue as possible. 14. Barricades on Addison Street should always be placed in the street (just off the sidewalk) and not on the sidewalk to provide as much room for pedestrians as possible. Ticket brokers should not be allowed to delay or slow pedestrians by offering merchandise outside their storefronts. 15. CTA passengers, both rail and bus, should be encouraged to purchase their return fare before the game. The Cubs should work with the CTA to develop messaging in the Addison Red Line Station to accomplish this. 16. The Cubs should work with the City, the Chicago Police Department and the aldermen to review and update the Night Game Parking Violation Enforcement Plan in recognition of the fact all LV2 night baseball resident parking been removed from the 46th Ward and new LV2 streets have been added to the 47th Ward.  
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17. Consideration should be given to establishing a temporary auto pound to improve the efficiency of the towing operation for night events. More study is necessary to determine the feasibility of this recommendation. 18. Street peddlers and street performers should not be allowed to perform in the public rights of way where they pose obstacles for pedestrians and potentially impact public safety. 19. Cubs should promote bicycle ridership through events and prizes (e.g. free pair of tickets for whomever rides his/her bike most often in a season; Divvy Bikeshare night).

 
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4. Additional Recommendations
For the past decade, the Cubs have strengthened their commitment to reducing the impact of Wrigley Field events on traffic and parking in the neighborhood. This has been accomplished through the Remote Parking facility at DeVry University, messaging on the Interstate, the free bike check service and encouraging people to take transit among other steps. The recommendations listed in this report will, if adopted, enhance the Cubs existing programs and further reduce traffic and parking in the neighborhood. The success of this program will be the responsibility of not only the Cubs, but the City, Chicago Transit Authority, Pace, Metra and the rooftop owners. Importantly, the suggestions in this report are recommendations only. It is not critical every one of these be adopted, but an open discussion on this topic will help clarify issues and allow all concerned to have a say in enhancing transportation issues related to Wrigley Field. The Cubs have already begun to implement a number of the recommendations. Some of the recommendations will require as approvals from multiple agencies. The recommendations have been grouped into those which could happen in the short term and those which will take at least a year to investigate, analyze and consider. Short Term 1. Eliminate the fee for Remote Parking facility and heavily promote its use. It currently costs $6 to use the Remote Parking facility at DeVry University. This cost and the time it takes to travel to and from the ballpark are likely the largest obstacles to increasing use of this facility. Alderman Tunney has asked the Cubs to consider eliminating this fee to encourage more people to use the facility. This option should also continue to be promoted on the Cubs website, during the game and through other marketing strategies. A free and well-promoted Remote Parking facility has to potential to vehicles from the local street system before and after the games as well as reduce the on- and off-street parking demand. The Cubs should work with CTA to determine if additional incentives can be provided on the bus, such as free wireless or food, if such incentives encourage more people to use the service. The system should then be evaluated to determine the impact of the change. Actively promote alternatives to driving and provide information to ticket holders. The use of alternative options to driving can potentially be increased by ensuring fans are fully aware of the availability and attractiveness of potential alternative choices. Travel choices, once established a few times, tend to become habits and individuals do not necessarily invest the time or effort to (re)consider alternative choices. In addition to promoting the viability of alternatives, there is considerable value to “foot in the door” strategies. Alternatives to driving and parking should be actively promoted and fans encouraged and incentivized to give public transportation a try at least once. Providing more information will require more public announcements at the game, including information in mailings and wayfinding at Wrigley Field.
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Precedent: As part of the Barclay’s center TDM plan, potential fans were surveyed about their likely travel mode to the future ballpark. 45.4% of the potential audience choice public transportation. However,  
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  after the survey respondents were presented with information about the transportation options available to reach it, 54.4% of respondents then stated they would travel via public transit (an increase of 9.0 percentage points from the initial responses). These results quantify what has been experienced at other venues; namely, promoting the viability of transit can have a profound effect on the travel choices people make.
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Implement a formal transportation demand management program The Cubs should implement a formal transportation demand management program to continually address the traffic and parking demand generated for Cubs games and other events at Wrigley Field. This sort of program should reflect the flexibility to change during the course of a season or during the course of an event in response to increased demand. A staff member should be responsible for administering the program and being a liaison with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Office of Emergency Management & Communications, the Chicago Transit Authority, Pace and Metra. Because the transportation demand is due to not only the Cubs, but also local bars, restaurants, and rooftops, all entities should contribute to the solutions to improve the overall traffic and parking conditions in the community.

Precedent: At CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, the stadium has an on-staff transportation manager to coordinate event day parking and transportation needs, community outreach and the distribution of access information. At the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, they have an on-staff transportation manager as well as an on-site transportation control room where arena operators communicate in real-time with the transit agency, traffic and pedestrian managers and the police.
4. Redesign the presentation of transportation information on cubs.com. The official Cubs website presents transportation information on five separate web pages: a main transportation page [Homepage -> Wrigley Field -> Transportation] and four subpages for different travel modes (“Bike Riders”; “CTA Information”; “Driving directions”; “Transportation Hubs”). The “Getting to Wrigley Field” link on the homepage, which sports the tagline “Find out the best ways to get to the game!” connects not to the main transportation page but to the “Driving Directions” page. Fans have to navigate back from the driving page get to information on transit and cycling from the homepage link.

This portion of the Cubs’ website should be overhauled and substantially redesigned to emphasize public transit access as the best way to Wrigley Field. Different modes of travel and their time and costs should be presented side-by-side or in an easy to compare format on the same page. The Cubs should integrate CTA Train Tracker and Bus Tracker widgets into the website so fans can access up-to-date transportation information. Consideration should also be given to developing an application for mobile devices to provide transportation and parking information. Precedent: As part of the Barclay’s Center TDM plan, transportation information on the barclayscenter.com website has been designed into the homepage of the site and in a manner to display public transportation as the first option. This website, www.barclayscenter.com, is a good precedent. The wording of the text also helps create an expectation parking will be difficult and time consuming to find at a venue. Subway, bus, commuter rail and bike information are presented on simple to read layers of the  
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  same map which fans can easily click through to compare. Estimated travel times by train are also presented.
5. Change Residential Parking Signs to Provide More Information. The current on-street signage prohibiting parking for night games at Wrigley Field reads “No Parking – Game Days.” While it would be great to have this signage apply for concerts and other events, the wording of the signs makes it unclear whether this also applies to events such as concerts. Two alternatives would improve the information provided:

a. All signs be changed to read “NO PARKING – WRIGLEY FIELD NIGHT EVENTS” and the no parking hours on Fridays should be modified to begin at 3 PM. b. The Cubs, the City and the neighborhood should explore additional methods to alert people of parking restrictions on residential streets. This could involve an app for mobile devices or physical changes to the signs, such as a small red light to alert people when parking is prohibited by non-residents. The City of Chicago piloted a similar program for street sweeping in 2008.
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Promote the City’s bike share program. The Cubs should work with CDOT to promote the City’s Divvy bike share program. This could include in-game announcements and promotions or include it in other advertisements for transit. Improve the information on the variable message signs to encourage people to use Remote Parking. The current variable messaging signs provide information on how to access the Remote Parking lot. This should be modified so to incentivize drivers to use it. One way to accomplish this would be to display the time/cost of driving to the Remote Parking as opposed to Wrigley Field.

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Promote CTA Remote Parking lots. The CTA currently provides four Remote Parking lots (Red Line – Howard, Purple Line – Linden, Yellow Line – Skokie, Brown Line – Kimball) which could be used by fans from the north and northwest suburbs. The Cubs should market these options much more aggressively on their website and mailings to season ticket holders.
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Incentivize fans to take Metra, Pace or to use the Remote Parking. In addition to providing additional options for fans to not park near Wrigley Field, the additional step of incentivizing these options must be taken so they are more attractive to people who would typically park close to the ballpark. Potential options include:  Provide food, entertainment or free wireless on all shuttle buses and Pace express buses.  Provide vouchers/coupons for food or future ticket purchases for people use Metra, Pace or Remote Parking.

 
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10. Pilot strategies to better manage taxi operations.

 

Managing taxis around Wrigley Field is extremely challenging due to the dynamic and unpredictable nature of taxi drivers. A taxi stand was previously installed on Sheffield Avenue but was unsuccessful because taxi drivers did not want to wait for customers to find them. For taxi stands to be successful, they must be the most convenient location for both drivers and passengers and promoted accordingly. The City would also need to step up enforcement to ensure the taxi drivers all use the designated location and do not pick up fares on other streets. The Cubs should work with CDOT and the Department of Business License and Affairs to develop and pilot different strategies with the goal of making the operations more organized. Consideration should be given to allowing only taxis and CTA buses to use Addison Street, between Clark Street and Halsted Street, after games and prohibiting taxis from using Clark Street.
10. Treat limousines as charter buses during events.

Concerts and events at Wrigley Field often times generate a higher volume of limousines; these events also generate considerably fewer charter buses. It is recommended limousines be directed to pickup/drop-off on Waveland Avenue before and after games and limousines are given a special permit to park where charter buses park during games. The signs on Irving Park Road and Clark Street should be changed to read “NO PARKING EXCEPT BUSES OR LIMOS ON WRIGLEY FIELD NIGHT EVENTS”.
11. Rooftop Traffic and Parking Plan.

In addition to the fans who attend games inside Wrigley Field, approximately 2,500 to 3,000 fans purchase tickets at the adjacent buildings on Waveland Avenue and Sheffield Avenue to watch from the rooftops. However, there is no parking formally provided for these fans or any sort of traffic management plan. It is recommended the rooftop owners develop a traffic and parking study which includes a mode choice survey and encourages users to use options other than driving to the neighborhood. Rooftop owners should contribute to the cost of the recommendations in this report to the same extent as the Cubs, except in 7% of the cost amount, since rooftop attendance constitutes approximately 7% of the attendance of Wrigley Field on game days.
12. Promote the purchase of CTA, Metra and Pace fare media along with Cubs ticket sales.

Obtaining and paying for the correct fare media may be a potential barrier to public transit use, especially for fans who are not regular users of the CTA, Metra or Pace systems. To reduce this barrier, transit fare cards can be offered and promoted for purchase online when Cubs tickets are sold and fare media can be offered as part of a season ticket invoice. Metra and CTA pass for game day use can be offered for purchase with season-tickets. Having fans pre-pay for transit creates a season-long investment in this choice, therefore increasing the likelihood it is used as the default mode of access for all games attended. This cross promotion of transit fare payment and Cubs ticket sales could be ideally kicked-off with the launch of the new Ventra CTA fare system later in 2013. Ventra accounts could also likely be  
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  programmed to enable rides after Cubs games to be charged at discounted rates. Transit options should also be printed on tickets.
13. Continue to encourage employees to participate in the RTA/CTA Transit Benefit Fare Program.

The RTA/CTA Transit Benefit Fare Program allows employees to deduct up to $245 per month from their paychecks pre-tax to pay for their transit fares. With the pre-tax deduction, employees can save up to 40% on their annual transit spend. The Cubs should continue to administer this program to encourage more employees to take transit to work. Long Term 14. Northbound Red Line Express service to Howard, Davis or Skokie. Adding post-game express CTA service northbound to Howard would reduce travel times from Wrigley Field to Howard by 6 minutes and reduce crowding on Red Line trains and at the Addison Station. The reduction in travel time and convenience of an express ride could help encourage CTA ridership for fans in the northward reaches of the CTA service area and also help increase the use of Remote Parking lots available at Howard (592 spaces), Linden (328) and Skokie (441). To accomplish this, the addition of CTA trains into service would be necessary to maintain existing headways and capacity on the Red Line. This could be achieved by using either the Red Line Addison platform and having trains cross over to the Purple Line track after boarding passengers or using the outer platform at Sheridan. The latter would be ideal, since it would help distribute some of the load of northbound CTA passengers from Addison to Sheridan, thereby helping relieve post-game congestion at Addison. It is recommended the ridership potential of this option is further investigated by examining post-game Red Line use patterns in depth. Precedent: The CTA already adjusts service for game days to include a stop at Sheridan on the southbound Purple Line before games on weekdays and extend the duration of service until midnight for the Yellow Line to Skokie after weeknight games. As part of the Transportation Demand Management plan for the Citi Field construction, the New York City MTA introduced special super-express service in the post-game period on the 7 subway line which skips 13 stops along the route, greatly reducing the travel time between the ballpark and Manhattan and addressing the concerns of some fans comfortable with taking the subway to the game but apprehensive about riding the subway late at night.
15. Explore new Pace express bus.

The existing Wrigley Field service is one of Pace’s most successful programs and ridership has grown tremendously since it was initially launched. There definitely is a demand for this type of service in the Northwest suburbs. The Cubs should work with Pace to determine the feasibility of adding a similar service to the Northwest suburbs based on the season ticket holder data.
16. Improving Red Line station to better connect to Wrigley.

Whereas the arrival of fans to the game by transit is governed by the rate at which CTA vehicles can get them there, the post-game period experiences a much larger surge of fans departing and leads to a situation where transit riders arrive faster than trains can handle. Although Addison station was re 
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  configured to a center platform in 1994, the facilities are in many ways still inadequate and as a result transit patrons end up queuing back out of the station and onto the sidewalk along Addison Street. There is a potential to improve the overall configuration and design of the station, including a larger concourse area and additional stairways to the platforms. The footprint of the station could be expanded under the four-track elevated structure, especially on the south side of Addison where the current configuration is ‘no entry’ with a high barrier gate control. The Addison station is not part of the CTA’s $86 million Red North Interim Station Improvements program. However, it is recommended the Cubs work closely with the CTA to develop a suitable station design for game-day conditions and input these contributions for construction in the Red & Purple Modernization project (or sooner if other suitable sources of funding can be identified). In addition, the station should be renamed as “Cubs-Addison” or “Wrigley Field-Addison,” similar to the station adjacent to U.S. Cellular Field being named “Sox-35th”. This makes it easier and more comfortable for fans from outside the City to take the Red Line and access the White Sox’ park. Changing the name of the Addison station would increase awareness among fans from out of town and others who are not familiar with Chicago’s transit system. This would likely increase usage of the El and reduce usage of taxis and private vehicles. Precedent: At Fenway Park in Boston, the Kenmore MBTA station included a larger head-house, elevators for ADA accessibility and escalators and an expanded mezzanine and queuing space to accommodate the game day crush. As part of the TDM plan for the Citi Field construction, physical changes were made to the to the Mets-Willets Point station to improve pedestrian flow to the subway platforms. There are numerous transit stations across the station associated with teams and fields (Target Field Station – Minneapolis, Mets-Willet Point – New York, Sports and Entertainment Complex – Philadelphia).
17. Explore RideShare.

Pace RideShare is a free carpool and vanpool matching service offered to the Chicagoland area, typically for commuters. The Cubs should work with Pace to determine if there is a possibility to offer a RideShare program to Cubs games for fans that live close together and want to carpool or vanpool together.
18. Parking Management.

In addition to parking officially provided by the Cubs, there is an informal and entrepreneurial industry of surface parking lot operators around Wrigley Field. The model for many of these parking small businesses is to hold a sign on the street to attract potential parkers and then for potential customers to drive-up, roll down their windows and attempt to negotiate a price. This model is disruptive, however, as it likely generates cruising and interrupted traffic flow in the neighborhoods around Wrigley Field as customers attempt to search and bargain for a deal. It is recommended the City of Chicago better manage and regulate the privately provided commercial parking around Wrigley Field. There is the possibility of establishing and enforcing a parking pre 
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  purchase system for parking. Since drivers likely select facilities based on a balance of convenience and cost, a pre-purchasing system may enable drivers to select parking locations along their route of travel, therefore limiting the amount of cruising and circulating through the congested area around the ballpark. A pre-payment model has already emerged organically in the Wrigley Field neighborhood with online parking reservation sites such as parkwhiz.com and spothero.com, which create a market to enable individuals to temporarily rent their private parking space on games days (rather than standing in the street). It is recommended the Cubs, in conjunction with the City, investigate ways to make the use of such pre-payment systems mandatory and prohibit the solicitation of parking for sale at curbside (but not online). The City and the Cubs should also work with the Lakeview Chamber to promote existing parking lots in the area through their website and parking reservation sites. Precedent: At the Prudential Center in Newark, there is a centrally coordinated event parking program, administered by Click and Park, where fans pre-purchase parking passes at facilities convenient to their direction of their access route to/from the ballpark. Similarly, at the Barclay’s Center, an online parking space reservation system is operated by Click and Park.

 
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5. Conclusion
Wrigley Field is also unique among major league stadiums and arenas with respect to transportation. Almost every other professional sports ballpark and venue in the United States is situated amid an abundance of parking and in close proximity to interstate highways; Wrigley Field is neither. Both the Cubs and the neighborhood have thrived over the years by managing traffic and parking congestion. One of the reasons for this is the many fans who choose not to drive to Wrigley Field because of their knowledge of the relative absence of parking around the ballpark. There will always be issues with traffic congestion in the neighborhood. Implementing the suggestions in this plan will offer an incremental approach to reducing the number of fans that drive in the area of Wrigley Field and moving traffic and people out of the neighborhood quicker. Traffic and parking will be continually evaluated with CDOT in the future to determine additional improvements that can further improve the situation.

 
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BELL AVE

HOYNE AVE

GREENVIEW AVE

OAKLEY AVE

PAULINA ST

HERMITAGE AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD

WOLCOTT AVE

LEAVITT ST

ASHLAND AVE

CLARENDON RD

WESTERN AVE

DAMEN AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

FIGURE 1 EXISTING BUS ROUTES
LEGEND

LIN CO LN

CL AR K

XX

Existing CTA Bus Route

E AV

ST

22 49 50 22 9
IRVING PARK RD 80
154

151

148

36 80
151

135

136 146 148

80

154

80

154

80

9 22
154

80 135 80 151

IRVING PA ARK RD

36
151
BYRON S STREET

BYRON STREET

36

135 146
GRACE S STREET

GRACE STREET

49
154

50

9 22
154

36 8

152 151
WAVELAN ND AVE

WAVELAND AVE

ADDISON ST

152

152 154

152

154

152 154

ADDISON D O ST 152

152

ADDISON ST

CORNELIA AVE

22 36 49 50 9 8
151 135 146

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE RO OSCOE ST

ROSCOE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

BELMONT AVE

77

77
LI

77 8 22
NC

77 77 36
151

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

77

K AR CL

49
WESTER RN AVE

50
DAMEN AVE

9
AND AVE E ASHLA

OL

N

SOUTHPORT T AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

SHEFFIELD AVE

BROADWAY Y AVE

SEMINARY AVE

KENMORE AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

CLIFTON AV VE

OAKLEY AVE E

RACINE AVE E

PAULINA ST T

HOYNE AVE

LEAVITT ST

SHERIDAN RD

HALST TED AVE

AV E

ST

35

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE ADDISON ST WESTERN AVE

WESTER RN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE

PAULINA ST T PAULINA ST

ASHLA AND AVE

ASHLAND AVE
GREENVIEW AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE
0

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE SHERIDAN RD

Eastbound only

Westbound only

BROADWAY Y AVE

Northbound only

Southbound only

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

CLARENDON RD

LIN CL CO AR LN K E AV ST
LEGEND

HOYNE AVE

LI NC OL N

K

AV E

ADDISON D SO ON ST

ST

RO OSCOE ST

FIGURE 2 EXISTING STREET NETWORK

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

36

0

BELL AVE

HOYNE AVE

PAULINA ST

GREENVIEW AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

HERMITAGE AVE

SHERIDAN RD

OAKLEY AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

LEAVITT ST

Challenger Lot 650 Spaces

IRVING PARK RD

IRVING PARK RD D

CLARENDON RD

WESTERN AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

ASHLAND AVE

DAMEN AVE

FIGURE 3 EXISTING PARKING LOTS

LIN CO LN

CL AR K

E AV

ST
IRVING PA ARK RD

CL AR KS T

BYRON STREET

BYRON S STREET
Green Lot 650 Spaces

Orange Lot 16 Spaces

GRACE STREET
Gold Lot 48 Spaces

GRACE G RACE E STREET SHEFFIELD F AVE VE E
Blue Lot 150 Spaces

GRACE S STREET

WAVELAND AVE

WAVELAND W L AVE

WAVELAN ND AVE

Purple Lot 73 Spaces

Red Lot 150 Spaces

RACINE AVE R

ADDISON ST

McDonalds Lot 35 Spaces

ADDISON D O ST

ADDISON ST

CORNELIA AVE

Brown Lot 200 Spaces

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE ROSCOE ST RO OSCOE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

BELMONT AVE

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

LI

NC

CL

OL

AR

N

K

ASHLA AND AVE

WESTER RN AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

SHEFFIELD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

BROADWAY Y AVE

SEMINARY AVE

KENMORE AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

CLIFTON AV VE

OAKLEY AVE E

RACINE AVE E

PAULINA ST T

HOYNE AVE

LEAVITT ST

SHERIDAN RD

HALST TED AVE

AV E

ST

DAMEN AVE

37

HOYNE AVE

GREENVIEW AVE

OAKLEY AVE

PAULINA ST

HERMITAGE AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD

WOLCOTT AVE

ASHLAND AVE

CLARENDON RD

WESTERN AVE

DAMEN AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

FIGURE 4 EXISTING PARKING RESTRICTIONS
LEGEND Zone 383 LV2 On-Street Parking Restriction

BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LIN CO LN

CL AR K

E AV

ST

3
IRVING PARK RD

4 3

3 3

IRVING PA ARK RD

BYRON STREET

BYRON S STREET

8 8
GRACE STREET GRACE S STREET

8
WAVELAND AVE

6 6
ADDISON D O ST

WAVELAN ND AVE

1
ADDISON ST On-Street Restrictions
1. NO PARKING TOW ZONE - 4 PM TO 6 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY and 4 PM TO 11:30 PM NIGHT BASEBALL GAME DATES
West Addison Street (north side) from Clark Street to Ashland Avenue (44th Ward)

1

1

8 5 7 2 7

ADDISON ST

6

CORNELIA AVE

5. NO PARKING EXCEPT POLICE - TOW ZONE -- NIGHT BASEBALL GAME DATES - 3 PM TO 11:30 PM
West Eddy Street (north side) from a point 210 feet east of Racine Avenue to a point 230 feet east thereof (44th Ward)

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE RO OSCOE ST

ROSCOE ST

2. NO PARKING TOW ZONE – ON BASEBALL GAME DAYS - 2 HOURS BEFORE TO 3 HOURS AFTER BALL GAMES

6. NO PARKING TOW ZONE - BASEBALL GAME DATES - 4 HOURS BEFORE TO 1 HOUR AFTER ALL BASEBALL GAMES
West Waveland Avenue (north side) from Sheffield Avenue to Seminary Avenue (44th Ward) North Sheffield Avenue (east side) from Addison Street to Waveland Avenue (44th Ward) West Addison Street (south side) from the east line of Sheffield Avenue to a point 100 feet east thereof (44th Ward)

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

West Addison Street (south side) from Clark Street to Sheffield Avenue (44th Ward)

3. NO PARKING EXCEPT BUSES ON BASEBALL GAME DAYS EXCEPT BUSES - TOW ZONE -2 HOURS BEFORE TO 1 HOUR AFTER GAMES
North Clark Street (east side) from Byron Street to Irving Park Road (44th Ward) North Clark Street (east side) from Irving Park Road to Belle Plaine Avenuew (46th Ward) North Irving Park Road (both sides) from Clark Street to Seminary Avenue (44th & 46th Wards)

BELMONT AVE

7. NO PARKING DURING NIGHT GAMES AND WEEKENDS - 2 HRS BEFORE AND 1 HOUR AFTER GAMES – TOW ZONE
North Clark Street (both sides) from Cornelia Avenue to Addison Street

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

4. NO PARKING TOW ZONE - 3 PM TO 7 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY and 3 PM TO 11:30 PM NIGHT BASEBALL GAME DATES
West Irving Park Road (north side) from Clark Street to Ashland Avenue (47th Ward)

8. NO PARKING TOW ZONE – ON BASEBALL GAME DAYS 2 HRS BEFORE TO 1 HR AFTER ALL BALL GAM
North Clark Street (west side) from Waveland Avenue to Addison Street (44th Ward) North Clark Street (east side) from a point 60 feet north of Waveland Avenue to a point 100 feet north thereof. (44th Ward) North Clark Street (east side) from Grace Street to the south line of Byron Street (44th Ward) West Grace Street (north side) from the west line of Clifton Avenue to a

LI

NC

CL

OL

AR

N

K

AND AVE ASHLA

WESTER RN AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

SHEFFIELD AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

CLIFTON AV VE

point 90 feet west thereof (44th Ward)

BROADWAY Y AVE

SEMINARY AVE

KENMORE AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

RACINE AVE E

PAULINA ST T

HOYNE AVE

LEAVITT ST

SHERIDAN RD

HALST TED AVE

AV E

ST

DAMEN AVE

38

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
180 1145 150 160 540 195 70 440 15 180 935 155 30 1305 20 85 1045 140 40 545 105 80 440 95

WESTER RN AVE
185 1045 90

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E
500 5000 500 30 1260 10 30 675 30 1295 25

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE
30 10 25

LEAVITT ST
30 240 80 35 600 85 105 35 10 1100 10

LEAVITT ST

DAMEN AVE
30 375 50 35 590 75 10 535 25 20 45 5

25 165 5

85 45 260 75 10

WOLCOTT AVE
35 85 65 10 640 35

RAVENSWOOD AVE

45 200 35 575 25 25 40 15

360 70 105

ASHLA AND AVE
25 460 465 15 35 65 1070 5 -

SOUTHPORT T AVE

70 170 25 95 215 80 65 285 55 45 465 25

35 80 10
95 940 120

SOUTHPORT AVE
115 630 100 45 985 130

LAKEWOOD D AVE
60 355 25
30 360 65

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
0 14 35
20 175 75 40 205 20

15 20 15

45 355 15

5

14

0

50 75 20

85 120 55 55 780 55

85 5 33
365 45

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
15 225 90

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

5 225 20

CLARENDON RD

30 320 55

20 120 30

85 240 75
65 505 55 15 110 60

75 100
65 260

1025 5 5 165 500 80
165 155

CL

AR

K

ST

35

70 60 3 -

GREENVIEW W AVE

-

20 0 13 0 6 5

PAULINA ST T

25 665 265 15

25 455 40 115 985 105 85 490 185 105 670 190

100 510 50

-

10 0 15 5 2 0 2

HOYNE AVE
50 505 60 25 90 975 180 40

5 65 120 35 20

DAMEN AVE
20 20 875 25 25

WOLCOTT AVE
15

25 15 15

RAVENSWOOD AVE

HERMITAGE AVE
45 960 70

ASHLAND AVE
85 875 170

GREENVIEW AVE

SHERIDAN RD

LIN CO LN E AV
65 05 3 5 1 10
45 1055 30 55 680 190 35 665 70 75 675 85 235 20 10 45

HOYNE AVE

4

PAULINA ST
600 30 115 460 75

2
LI
-

NC OL N
K

60 470 85

AV E

6

2
15 5 5

6
25 20 5

2 2

7

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

75 290 80

ST

55 225 55

85 190 110

45 320 60

FIGURE 5 Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

39

FIGURE 5 Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic
40 390 85

25 0 12 55

65 470 20 65 420 30

100 315 45

60 370 130

25 365 45

55 185 55

115 275 20

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
15 75 5

5

5

45 310 25

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

100 195 30

25 50 180

55 255 160

30 210 55

20 275 15

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

70 175 275

10 335 25

40 250 20

10 270 90

30 630 80

40 165 -

350 535

-

20 -

-

10

75

475 595 170

30 10 40

375

5

-

5

40

100 220 45

90 460 25 20

110 5

15 485 50 15

5 0 42

20 0 43 80

35 160 30

FIGURE 5 Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic

10 5 16 10 0 17 20

35 5 15 5

70 0 13 25 165 30

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue
10 25

50 700 40 50 585 135

55 750 30

125 290 30

10 160 115

65 595 10

15 25 65 40 20

20 35 20

25 140 10 5

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

7. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

60 130 25 5

15 -

25 75 70 3 5 10 90 25 30 50 5 5 26

41

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
110 58 14 60 110 43

WESTER RN AVE
84 46 23

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E
51 22 26 35

OAKLEY AVE
47

BELL AVE
11 15 39 32

XXX

14

HOYNE AVE

Bicycle Movements

Pedestrian Crossing

38 14 103 51

97

5 12

DAMEN AVE
18 47

DAMEN AVE
24
113 40

7
11

103

WOLCOTT AVE
0 133 174

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

59

24

HERMITAGE AVE
133 87

PAULINA ST T

52 12

134

40 75 75 68

40 68

ASHLA AND AVE
137 73

ASHLAND AVE
46 46

69

GREENVIEW AVE
10

GREENVIEW W AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

8 182 211 268 5

52

49

LAKEWOOD D AVE

80
23

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE
7

399 418

379

321

SHEFFIELD AVE
11
120

14

9

5
50

243
54 20 6

146

19

25

104

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
24

SHERIDAN RD

CL

HALST TED AVE

10 183 167

12

143

85

148

11

306 275 303

441

72

ST

AR

K

AV E

268 85

31 36

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD
263 130

CLARENDON RD

LIN
27

CL

CO AR LN K E AV
5

LEGEND

LEAVITT ST
26

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

45

4

6

PAULINA ST

75

11 2

LI NC OL N
9

80

8

97

21

6

2
226

6

2

7

2

77

65

ADDISON D O ST

1 1

ST

5
103 88

3
106 0

FIGURE 5a Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

42

465 302

207 6 157 140

FIGURE 5a Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists
14

8

185

561

10 204

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
21

11

27

134

81

103

170 10 201 137

785 723

10

46 5

533

174

761

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

6

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

12

43

52

112
11

77

FIGURE 5a Friday, May 3 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bikes
21

6

156

5

216

5
35 3
46
146

47

5

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue
15 6

23

360

84

68 208
109

40

65

189

75

46

417
216

8

7

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

5
18

312

7. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

5

19

44

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
170 1165 90 120 590 210 135 1080 55 125 925 195 80 840 165 45 430 95 220500 915 135

WESTER RN AVE
180 1240 90

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE
10 0 25 5 8 5 1

PAULINA ST T
425 70 25

ASHLA AND AVE
150 110 375 5 10 65 1020 125 10

5 45 690 80 90

50 805 85 70 945 230 65 375 115 120 810 95

220 765 50

ASHLAND AVE
40 630 125

GREENVIEW AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

110 265 30

SOUTHPORT AVE
10 635 170 55 285 65
10 380 90

LAKEWOOD D AVE
75 735 5
125 310 60

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
340 35

20 0 29 30

20 310 45

20 5 32

100 155 35

100 100 40 25 155 80 30 575 100 40 125 25

90 0 47
475 40

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
35 285 90

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

65 360 25

CLARENDON RD

70 355 55

25 245 45

45 220 75

120 250 55
75 450 70

200 260
215 70

280 235

CL

AR

K

ST

5 5 28 50 2 5 5

GREENVIEW W AVE

SHERIDAN RD

LIN CO LN E AV
210 770 200 65 600 75

HOYNE AVE

PAULINA ST
70 590 45

LI
5

NC OL N
K

40 640 80

AV E
40 385 45

4 4

2
10 65 40

25 25 10

2

7 6

2

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

110 290 115

ST

25 245 95

35 480 70

50 425 55

140 485 45

FIGURE 6 Tuesday, May 7 Pre-Game Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

45

20 370 100

FIGURE 6 Tuesday, May 7 Pre-Game Traffic
70 370 55

130 390 30 25 375 130 75 410 15

70 335 80

70 0 28 0 6

40 350 105

260 575 30

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
30 215 15

5

5

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

60 205 60

40 5 210

50 505 70

5 450

5 415 5

380 65

5

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

105 400 305

95 355 70

5 500 -

505 45

5

45 475 75

30 90 5

400 420

5 35 -

5 -

0 79 5

400 590 95

5 79 25

410 15

5

46

45 115 40 15 140 40
90 5 38

FIGURE 6 Tuesday, May 7 Pre-Game Traffic
35 95 5 -

30 0 38 0 12

25 0 42 0 17

10 45 25 30

25 0 38

155 35 15

15 15 0 22 0 10 35

245 10

4. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue

6. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

160 295 60 35

30 65 25

50 645 45 45 465 135

50 695 50

105 675 320 45 260 60 30 65 115 20 1000 5 5

95 155 25 15

55 295 45

30 135

105 335 10

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

10 170 110

55 470 5

30 155 280 100

7. Irving Park Road at Marine Drive and Lake Shore Drive

47

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
7 37 49 42 38 29 60

WESTER RN AVE
7 5 53 41

WESTERN AVE

7

OAKLEY AVE E
XXX

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE LEAVITT ST

LEGEND

14

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE
7

Bicycle Movements
53 30 169 152 25 60
32

Pedestrian Crossing

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

HERMITAGE AVE PAULINA ST T
9

79

53 88 75 169

69

ASHLA AND AVE
136 80

ASHLAND AVE
100 152 79

5

155

GREENVIEW AVE
12
34

GREENVIEW W AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

33521 182 211 15 10 369491 25

58

90

LAKEWOOD D AVE

108
67

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE
43

31

482 771

666

24
7

440
11

SHEFFIELD AVE
42
267 110

19 10

8

8
66

236
6 9 47

169

80
12

73

239

5

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
24

SHERIDAN RD

CL

HALST TED AVE

33 239 471

49

207

14
16
14 288

166 229

414

28

306

16
275 303 441
172

13 6

5

ST

AR

K

AV E

412

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD
252 158

CLARENDON RD

LIN CL CO AR LN K E AV
91 95
9

HOYNE AVE

4

19

21

62

PAULINA ST

84

16 1

47 0 6
58 8

LI NC OL N
ST
17

43 13

6

2 2

6
518

7

2

61

ADDISON D O ST

1 1
12

13
260 0

FIGURE 6a Tuesday, May 7 Pre-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

48

572 427

7 14 216

370 6 226

FIGURE 6a Tuesday, May 7 Pre-GameTraffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists

58

410

20

543

13
341 52

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
10
327

38

5

22

350

317 5 181 194
145

8

16

14
1175 4747 5 140
14

5

352 44 95 87

2 173 5

41

24
522

237

60

12
411

5
140 1

1

739 861
53

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

20

9

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

49

181

4

14 5

96

FIGURE 6a Tuesday, May 7 Pre-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bikes
67

47

325

239

146

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue
20
11

11

23
38 0

11
480 706

129

133 22
122

21 66

7

256
241

100

92

10

206

14

195

729

27

29

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

7. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

11

21

36

7

77

50

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
105 525 30 65 285 60 70 625 35 80 630 100 50 980 130 10 680 5 25 475 55 140 495 65

WESTER RN AVE
85 730 55

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E
5 10 670 10 1170 5 15 3555

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE
5 10 50 10 5 20 585

LEAVITT ST
5 20 5 5 1120 10

LEAVITT ST

DAMEN AVE
20 185 50 30 590 45 5 375 20 15 5

25 170 5

90 30 -

WOLCOTT AVE
15 10 20 5 640 20

RAVENSWOOD AVE

20 35 5 410 10 10 10 5

ASHLA AND AVE
115 80 485 10 80 520 15 40

SOUTHPORT T AVE

145 185 40 215 35 30 85 145 45 20 495 30

10 15 20
15 160 60

SOUTHPORT AVE
20 535 50 30 790 20

LAKEWOOD D AVE
90 485 30
340 285 100

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
0 36 35
20 75 60 40 85 20

10 85 35

25 295 30

20 0 33

50 100 30

80 65 90 25 370 50

60 0 30
330 35

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
35 150 70

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

25 230 35

CLARENDON RD

20 230 90

20 135 40

60 155 45
45 540 45 35 125 110

80 170
60 395

190 80

CL

AR

K

ST

5 0 10 75 1 0 3

GREENVIEW W AVE

-

0 12 5 6 5

PAULINA ST T
265 40 15

35 665 45 55

60 440 45 70 500 100 55 475 180 105 425 80

105 325 45

-

45 5 11 0 3 0 3

HOYNE AVE
15 40 555 70 15 330 25

30 70 35 15

DAMEN AVE
20 55 975 30 15

WOLCOTT AVE
15

20 10 10

RAVENSWOOD AVE

HERMITAGE AVE
20 1065 20

ASHLAND AVE
40 885 90

GREENVIEW AVE

SHERIDAN RD

LIN CO LN E AV
35 55 1 5 7 15 645 15 120 460 65 20 535 20 60 550 55

HOYNE AVE

4
610 10 50 350 40

PAULINA ST

LI
-

NC OL N
K

30 390 50

AV E

6 6

2
5 10 20

90 60 55

2 2

7 8

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

65 320 80

ST

15 415 30

100 110 85

25 225 35

75 360 45

FIGURE 7 Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

51

FIGURE 7 Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic
50 310 45

30 5 24 50

95 345 25 65 435 25

145 220 60

35 190 95

15 345 85

80 205 120

125 585 25

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
15 75 60

5

5

10 55 11 20

20 250 10

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

85 100 15

15 5 150

65 175 55

15 130 35

5 165 20

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

50 60 150

15 295 20

10 145 -

10 115 85

20 650 30

90 155 15

220 640

20 20 5

0 76 -

340 440 80

5 73 35

235

5

-

52

185 230 30

5 35 565 5

170 -

10 325 45 5

5 5 43

5 5 47 5 12

10 45 25

FIGURE 7 Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic

40 5 28 5 0 20 5 12

5 30 10 -

65 0 17 35 155 20

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue
95 110 35 5 60 305 70 40 200 25 10 25 85 15 405 5

30 35 15

15 60

35 310 15 35 530 75

35 330 20

125 120 30

5 90 155

55 525 10

35 140 520 30

10 45 45 20

65 205 45 15

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

7. Irving Park Road at Marine Drive and Lake Shore Drive

8. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

65 70 10 15

20 -

25 25 20 2 10 20 5 20 5 6 70 10 5 27 5 2 75

53

SOUTHPORT AVE

ASHLAND AVE

6 9

15

13

15

24

54

29 55
9

13

45 62

14

61 91
8 234

79
10

11

23

17 40

16

6

129

IRVING PARK RD

6

5 5

CLARENDON RD

WESTERN AVE

DAMEN AVE

FIGURE 7a Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists

GREENVIEW AVE

OAKLEY AVE

HERMITAGE AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

SHERIDAN RD

BELL AVE

HOYNE AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

PAULINA ST

LEAVITT ST

20

0

16

7

4

29

5

40 5

33

39

143

63

172

17

5

32

36

10

BYRON STREET

13

LIN CO LN

CL AR K

E AV
9

ST
IRVING PA ARK RD

17

BYRON S STREET

GRACE STREET

6

GRACE S STREET

6
342 665

10 6

30 21 7

WAVELAN ND AVE
55

30

18

390

WAVELAND AVE
32 23
13 23

938

8

37

41
32

129 44

162 37 17

307 212 55

318

134

3
163

42

0

133

21

ADDISON ST

20

11

CORNELIA AVE

25

31

11

10

12

7

4

23

16

2

2

2

110

23

16

12

27

5

33

6

166

20

44

176

ADDISON D O ST
13

10

ADDISON ST

80

105

224

240

179

5

7
9 8

41

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE
15 61 7

ROSCOE ST
36

RO OSCOE ST
33

10

2

42

SCHOOL ST
33

47 301

SCHOOL ST
19

326

9

MELROSE ST

42
166

58

MELROSE ST

40

BELMONT AVE

17 50

164

44
31

163 16

5

LEGEND
XXX

LI

Pedestrian Crossing

NC

OL

N

ASHLA AND AVE

WESTER RN AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

SHEFFIELD AVE

HALST TED AVE

14

BROADWAY Y AVE

SEMINARY AVE

KENMORE AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

CLIFTON AV VE

OAKLEY AVE E

RACINE AVE E

PAULINA ST T

HOYNE AVE

LEAVITT ST

SHERIDAN RD

Bicycle Movements

AV E

DAMEN AVE

302

24

1

1

14

5

3 3

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

21

CL AR K ST

54

552 495

178 7 130 120 7

FIGURE 7a Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists
45

16

4

198

333

8

12 226

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
24

31

28

46

42

5
277 763 11 20

9

7

52

455 127 54

6

8 205 4

33

36
218

76

30
492

1

004

30

1020

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

5

17

6

7 14

129

8

1030

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

15

5

55

92

108
46

148

FIGURE 7a Tuesday, May 7 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bikes
78

12

188

12

430

29

32
31
45
319

65

5

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue

68

46

4

865

5

6

18
834 391 375
403

12
32
39 26

29

7
32
43
55

100

86

91

9

38

22

17

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

7. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

56

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
175 1165 115 160 490 200 190 1125 50 190 965 150 65 1130 130 25 475 65 200 1000 140

WESTER RN AVE
215 1145 65

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE
25 0 29 5 17 5

PAULINA ST T
5
360 75 35

ASHLA AND AVE
180 125 470 5 20 85 920 80 15

50 910 70 65

35 845 50 115 985 105 110 470 205 140 820 60

165 760 85

ASHLAND AVE
70 830 155

GREENVIEW AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE
10 5 26 70 3 0 5

SOUTHPORT T AVE

135 355 35 105 25 10 60 280 40 40 535 30

10 5000 15
25 275 115

SOUTHPORT AVE
35 600 85 25 940 100

LAKEWOOD D AVE
90 815 35
225 395 80

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
0 32 35
20 165 65 25 230 25

5

0 13 40
15 10

65 360 60

15 5 31

85 155 30

SHERIDAN RD

75 135 75 105 650 45

85 5 37
305 30

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
5 215 65 140 535 85

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

70 275 20

CLARENDON RD

35 375 60

30 225 45

65 225 30
575 40
65

35 190 85

175 205
90 320

905 10 5
160 185

LIN CL CO AR LN K E AV
205 585 170 10 695 25

HOYNE AVE

PAULINA ST
105 445 70

LI
ST
10

NC OL N
K

60 440 90

AV E

4 4

2 2

55 75 65 80 685 75

7 6

2

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

95 415 90

ST

35 410 90

25 265 80

35 295 50
285 100 65 160

FIGURE 8 Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

57

FIGURE 8 Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic
105 645 25

45 0 32 35

40 640 30 35 650 10

105 330 20

15 170 125

30 640 95

50 80 30

270 665 55

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
30 140 25

5

10

25 400 20

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

75 170 35

30 35 145

35 350 95

5 405 50

10 430 45

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

55 235 270

20 390 35

45 335 20

15 355 55

35 0 20 20

30 665 50

55 195 65

410 550

25 35 15

0 99 -

390 690 175

0 95 60

450 20

-

58

145 85 15

110 335 20 15 115 20
0 20 0 20

FIGURE 8 Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic
25 50 5 34

40 0 36 30

0 50 0 50 00 50 00 5

10 5 50 5 10

15 20 45 35 15

5 0 32

260 15

4. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue

6. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

45 0 32 35

40 640 30 30 640 95 35 650 10

50 80 30

105 645 25

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

105 330 20

15 170 125

75 85 25 10

59

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
8 39
7

55 9 70 41 77 87

WESTER RN AVE
63 50

WESTERN AVE

9

7

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE LEAVITT ST

XXX

14

Bicycle Movements

Pedestrian Crossing

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

HERMITAGE AVE PAULINA ST T
28
10 17

158

50 92 86 133

66 81

ASHLA AND AVE
115 45

ASHLAND AVE
44 44

5

104

GREENVIEW AVE
18

GREENVIEW W AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

18 227 227 326 22

64
11
182
24

LAKEWOOD D AVE

147
31

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE
42

32

341 567

386

55 24

349
13

SHEFFIELD AVE
33
235

23

1

15
71

254
74 42 6

345

72

69

193

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
35

SHERIDAN RD

CL

HALST TED AVE

29 183 213

40

139

164 218

12

299

19
4

370 289 340

27

475

129

11

ST

AR

K

AV E

287

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD
233 138

CLARENDON RD

LIN CL CO AR LN K E AV
130 93
5
11

LEGEND

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

4

PAULINA ST

1 02

10 8
16
51

27

LI NC OL N

16
5

6

2
119

6

2

8 31

7

2

83

87

16

ADDISON D O ST

1 1

ST

11

17
187

13
5

216

0

FIGURE 8a Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists

15

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

60

552 495

267 7 204 178 15

FIGURE 8a Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bicyclists
41

16

4

198

333

17

28 316

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
185

31

191

9

255 21 153 202
51

11

12

9
3533 1292 19 127

8

193 34

3 404 3

5

78

29
488

60

87

21
188

664

21

577 1538

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

18

84

21 12

9

651

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

61

96

120

FIGURE 8a Wednesday, May 8 Post-Game Traffic Pedestrians and Bikes
78

24

121

12

130
319

6

3

6. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue 4. Addison Street at Lincoln Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue

59
45

46

7

19

15

267

12
584 517
215

162

150

17
124

14
48

123

75

206

12

161

10

252

26

62

12

26

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

7. Clark Street at Sheffield Avenue and Newport Avenue

62

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
155 1090 65 160 565 215 145 1205 55 120 1055 180 120 1115 180 30 515 100 170 1005 180

WESTER RN AVE
205 1195 65

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE
60 5 27 5 11 10

PAULINA ST T
10
380 55 35

ASHLA AND AVE
40 60 380 15 70 930 80 20

20 85 895 75 20

45 905 60 75 940 100 95 510 150 120 875 100

180 955 75

ASHLAND AVE
55 840 130

GREENVIEW AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

105 305 55
20 310 125

SOUTHPORT AVE
35 680 135 50 285 70 45 565 40

LAKEWOOD D AVE
80 815 30
165 415 35

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
5 37 45
20 125 60 35 185 20

5

0 33 40
15 10

65 360 60

10 0 39

110 145 35

70 140 45 30 710 40

30 0 40
445 40

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
65 230

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

45 305 30

CLARENDON RD

60 355 45

30 210 35

75 270 40

205 235

1000 5 215 165

CL

AR

K

ST

OL

5

80 90 2 0 6

GREENVIEW W AVE

SHERIDAN RD

LIN CO LN E AV
215 750 150 80 690 65 260 25 15 45

HOYNE AVE

PAULINA ST
100 520 75

LI
5

NC N
K

45 520 65

AV E

4 4

2 2

55 75 65

7

2

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

95 340 80

ST

30 250 135

45 355 65

40 325 70

FIGURE 9 Friday, May 10 4:30-5:30 PM Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

63

FIGURE 9 Friday, May 10 4:30-5:30 PM Traffic
65 455 85

5 11 0 33 35

40 340 60 45 365 20

105 380 45

40 380 145

30 325 15

70 325 65

255 535 40

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
40 160 15

5

10

105 345 35

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

65 170 35

35 150 50

20 515 60

25 425 110

50 470 20

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

100 220 315

30 520 35

90 420 20

15 450 35

75 5 30 75

25 515 75

40 100 5

400 445

55 130 15

11

25

480 690 170

85 10 50

415 20

15

64

60 85 30 15 70 25
95 5 36

FIGURE 9 Firday, May 10 4:30-5:30 PM Traffic
5 5 35

15 5 41 40

4. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue

60 5 31 45

35 65 30

35 5

15 0 32 50
75 620 30 65 600 150 10 135 10

35 615 40 80 690 65

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

110 330 25

65

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

BYRON STREET

GRACE STREET

MELROSE ST SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE
160 865 65 130 485 205 170 1275 35 160 1105 185 125 1035 160 50 400 110 180 1030 170

WESTER RN AVE
195 1210 110

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE
60 0 28 5 8 0 1

PAULINA ST T
5
360 45 35

ASHLA AND AVE
35 50 350 30 70 945 130 10

10 140 925 75 20

80 940 90 90 940 140 60 415 180 110 790 120

185 895 85

ASHLAND AVE
45 695 150

GREENVIEW AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

95 260 55

SOUTHPORT AVE
25 675 145 50 250 65
10 305 105

LAKEWOOD D AVE
80 695 40
115 325 80

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE
5 35 55
30 135 8545 40 155 20

10 0 38 30

25 330 35

20 0 39

110 125 35

65 145 50 25 610 45

95 0 42
435 35

5 5

BROADWAY Y AVE
55 215

SHERIDAN RD

CL

AR

HALST TED AVE

55 285 25

CLARENDON RD

55 275 50

30 210 35

75 270 40

190 225

900 5 165 165

CL

AR

K

ST

OL

5

80 20 3 0 6

GREENVIEW W AVE

SHERIDAN RD

LIN CO LN E AV
215 750 150 95 605 90 190 15 15 50

HOYNE AVE

PAULINA ST
110 490 55

LI
5

NC N
K

80 550 90

AV E
50 475 45

4

2
5 40 35

4
35 55 30

2

7

2

ADDISON D O ST T

1 1

75 345 70

ST

40 285 105

25 355 60

50 335 55

FIGURE 10 Friday, May 10 6:15-7:15 PM Traffic

3 3
RO OSCOE ST

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

3 BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

GRACE S STREET

BYRON S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

66

FIGURE 10 Friday, May 10 6:15 - 7:15 PM Traffic
75 420 95

5 12 0 37 45

45 330 70 70 380 35

100 360 40

60 330 140

45 370 125

70 325 65

280 565 30

1. Belmont Avenue at Clark Street and Halsted Street
30 175 25

5

25

90 305 45

2. Addison Street at Racine Avenue, Clark Street, and Sheffield Avenue

65 90 40

30 145 70

30 490 60

40 395 110

50 430 70

3. Belmont Avenue at Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive

80 195 305

20 480 45

60 415 25

15 430 35

60 0 35 60

35 525 95

35 85 5

345 510

60 135 20

10

40

425 700 160

5 97 55

5

345

5

-

67

40 55 30 10 65 30
85 0 41

FIGURE 10 Friday, May 10 6:15-7:15 PM Traffic
5 5 35

20 5 43 40

4. Clark Street at Grace Street and Racine Avenue

60 5 31 45

35 65 30

90 5

25 5 38 55
55 625 35 10 520 60 10 135 100

50 585 40 45 515 100

5. Irving Park Road at Broadway Avenue and Clarendon Road

85 250 20

68

) (25 ) 15 (295 325 (85) 100

65 (65) 740 (745) 35 (35)

FIGURE 11 Non-Gameday Traffic Volumes
IRVING PARK RD
XX: Weekday PM Peak Hour (XX): Saturday Midday Peak Hour

) (30 30) 0 2 (3 430 (35) 45

5 15 0) 420 5 (1 5) 5 (30 (45) 2

(50) 30 (660) 710 (115) 140

55 (50) 85 (70) 30 (20)

GRACE STREET

) (30 ) 20 (315 390

(95) 120 (-) 5 5) 60) ( 5 3 5( 20 36 (30) 0) 65 2 5 ( 2 4 5) (45

0 )2 (20 520 5 0) (39 (40) 3

(15) 10 (50) 60 (30) 25

RACINE AVE VE

65 (65) 55 (75) 30 (40)

5 )3 (20 405 0 5) (32 35) 2 (

(5) 5 (45) 30 (25) 20

WAVELAND AVE

69

FIGURE 11 Non-Gameday Traffic Volumes
46 5) 4 ( 50
XX: Weekday PM Peak Hour (XX): Saturday Midday Peak Hour

- (-)

(-) 5

0 (39

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ADDISON ST
(15) 20 (470) 455 (40) 65 210 (135) 10 (10)

15 (10) 505 (505) 45 (30)

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BYRON STREET

SCHOOL ST ROSCOE ST

GRACE STREET

WAVELAND AVE

CORNELIA AVE

MELROSE ST

IRVING PARK RD

BELMONT AVE ADDISON ST

WESTER RN AVE

WESTERN AVE

OAKLEY AVE E

OAKLEY AVE BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

LEAVITT ST

HOYNE AVE

DAMEN AVE

DAMEN AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE HERMITAGE AVE

PAULINA ST T PAULINA ST

AND AVE ASHLA

ASHLAND AVE
GREENVIEW AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

RACINE AVE E CLIFTON AV VE SEMINARY AVE KENMORE AVE SHEFFIELD AVE SHERIDAN RD

BROADWAY Y AVE

SHERIDAN RD

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AR

HALST TED AVE
K ST

CLARENDON RD
LEGEND

LIN CL CO AR LN K E AV ST
Posts Secondary Posts Unstaffed on Exit

HOYNE AVE

LI NC OL N AV E

ADDISON D O ST S

RO OSCOE ST

FIGURE 12 Traffic Control Aide Posts

ADDISON ST

SCHOOL ST

MELROSE ST

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

IRVING PA ARK RD

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

BYRON S STREET

GRACE S STREET

WAVELAN ND AVE

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HOYNE AVE

GREENVIEW AVE

OAKLEY AVE

PAULINA ST

HERMITAGE AVE

SOUTHPORT AVE

SHERIDAN RD

WOLCOTT AVE

ASHLAND AVE

IRVING PARK RD

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CLARENDON RD

WESTERN AVE

DAMEN AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

FIGURE 13 Potential Gameday Improvements

BELL AVE

LEAVITT ST

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CL AR K

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ST

IRVING PA ARK RD

BYRON STREET

BYRON S STREET

GRACE STREET

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GRACE S STREET

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WAVELAND AVE

7 9 8
ADDISON D O ST

WAVELAN ND AVE

ADDISON ST

Potential Improvements
1. Traffic signals should be installed at the intersections of Clark Street/Waveland Avenue, Clark Street/Roscoe Street, and Clark Street/School Street. 2. Traffic on Southport Avenue should be given minimal green time to promote through traffic on Irving Park Road. 6. The manual controlled cycle length at Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road should match CDOT’s suggested cycle length as closely as possible. 7. All charter buses should be encouraged to pull up as close to Sheffield Avenue as possible. 8. Barricades on Addison Street should always be placed in the street (just off the sidewalk) and not on the sidewalk to provide as much room for pedestrians as possible. 9. CTA passengers, both rail and bus, should be encouraged to purchase their return fare before the game. 10. Restripe the Blue Lot to provide 90 degree parking spaces, as opposed to the angle parking it provides now.

ADDISON ST

CORNELIA AVE

CORNELIA CORNEL OR AVE

ROSCOE ST

3. No parking of any type should be permitted after events on Clark Street, between Irving Park Road and Grace Street. 4. Temporary signage should be provided at Clark Street and Irving Park Road to allow the northbound direction to provide a left-turn lane, a combination left-turn/through lane and a rightturn lane. 5. The intersection of Clark Street/Grace Street/Racine Avenue should be re-configured with cones after games to improve traffic flow.

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RO OSCOE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

SCHOOL ST MELROSE ST

BELMONT AVE

BELMONT ELMONT AVE

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AND AVE ASHLA

WESTER RN AVE

SOUTHPORT T AVE

GREENVIEW W AVE

LAKEWOOD D AVE

SHEFFIELD AVE

BROADWAY Y AVE

SEMINARY AVE

KENMORE AVE

RAVENSWOOD AVE

WOLCOTT AVE

CLIFTON AV VE

OAKLEY AVE E

RACINE AVE E

PAULINA ST T

HOYNE AVE

LEAVITT ST

SHERIDAN RD

HALST TED AVE

AV E

ST

DAMEN AVE

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