A Curbed roundup of the nation’s most innovative and exciting public transit plans featured the recently-completed Chicago Riverwalk. Among examples of reinvigorated transit systems in traditionally car-dominated cities like Los Angeles and Houston, the article lauded the Riverwalk as a “second waterfront that doubles as a new transportation corridor.”
The Riverwalk’s completion, re-uniting a mile and a quarter stretch of linear space along the Chicago River, has had a catalytic effect on development nearby. The city’s new “living room” has spurred new projects along Chicago’s 150 miles of riverfront, demonstrating the importance of well-designed public space in creating vibrant and accessible cities.
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