Installation of traffic control signal at N. Clark St. and W. Chase Ave. near the CMSA using pedestrian/vehicle activated signal
- Installation of pedestrian and vehicle activated light at Clark St. and Chase Ave, near the Chicago Math and Science Academy. Light would remain green on Clark St. unless activated by pedestrian push button or vehicle sensor on Chase Ave., to allow for continuous flow on Clark St.
- Increased student pedestrian traffic at this intersection, brought on by the move of CMSA to their new location on Clark St., has presented a safety issue for students crossing Clark St. during the beginning and end of the school day. Clark St. is a heavily traveled road in the 49th Ward and increased foot traffic at this location presents a large safety issue.
- At the initial neighborhood assemblies many Ward residents requested traffic control at schools. The new location of CMSA on highly traveled Clark St. presents an opportunity for correction using menu money. Other traffic control solutions were removed as options for this location due to bus and safety vehicle routes on Clark St.
- CMSA has joined the Traffic Safety Committee in supporting a solution to the traffic issue on Clark St. Chicago Department of Emergency Management and Communications has performed a traffic signal warrant study at this location and supports the proposed traffic signal.