Check out this great article in Streetsblog Chicago which examines the destruction thoughtless “progress” has caused to Chicago in the past. Then, consider how much the CTA plans to spend today to ruin Lakeview with an unneeded Flyover. Can’t we ever learn?
Ghosts Parcels Show How Urban Highways Squandered Valuable Land
by John Greenfield, Streetsblog Chicago, 10/6/2015
from the article:
Think about how much money in property and sales taxes were generated by the homes and businesses that formerly stood on these parcels before they fell victim to the wrecking ball so that high-speed roadways could be shoved through the urban fabric. Equally important, think of all the lives that were uprooted in the name of “progress.”
Oh, and here’s the CTA’s vision for Lakeview post Flyover: