Bikers and pedestrians express concerns about the safety implications of potential new Chicago White Sox ballpark images released for The 78 development site near the Chicago River.

By the Numbers
  • One Twitter user highlighted the lack of "active streets" for safer travel routes
  • Chuck Janczy sustained 13 fractures and a two-night hospital stay after being hit by a car outside Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Chicago Bike Sox, a group riding to the ballpark together from the Loop, expressed concerns about biking safety on Halsted, a popular designated bike route
Yes, But

While there is support for the potential new ballpark, concerns persist about pedestrian safety and traffic violence in the area.

State of Play
  • Bikers and pedestrians are expressing early concerns about potential safety hazards in the proposed new ballpark location
  • Efforts are ongoing to improve biking safety along designated routes to the current Guaranteed Rate Field
What's Next

Despite the concerns, biking groups like the Chicago Bike Sox plan to continue riding to the games and advocate for improved safety measures.

Bottom Line

While excitement surrounds the potential new ballpark, addressing pedestrian and biker safety concerns is crucial for its successful integration into The 78 development. The proactive engagement of biking groups could influence the implementation of enhanced safety measures.