CNT to Host Public Meeting for the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Guidelines

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the process of developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Guidelines and Policies in order to expand upon the environmental benefits of Complete Streets and respond to changing climate conditions. The guidelines will define ways to implement environmental best practices on CDOT infrastructure projects and all work within our streets and alleys. With input from project stakeholders, CDOT is proposing a consistent criteria for the design, implementation, and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure best practices that will help ensure these innovative ideas are consistently implemented.

On January 29th from 6-9pm, CNT will host a public briefing meeting for CDOT to share the draft guidelines. As a project stakeholder, CNT is a participating member of the task force to inform and shape these unique, wide-reaching guidelines and policies. If you’ve ever seen your street re-paved, only to see a utility trench cut a year later and roughly covered over, these guidelines hope to address this issue (among many other issues that affect the long-term viability of our urban infrastructure).

This initiative builds upon many of CDOT’s successful pilot projects, and will surely serve as national model for public agencies to coordinate infrastructure improvements. The community briefing is free and open to the public and will allow participants the opportunity to provide input on the document.

We hope that you will consider joining us on January 29th at 6pm in our office at 2125 W North Ave in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

For more information, contact Ryan Wilson.