Ward 44 Infrastructure
Sound infrastructure is vital to a neighborhood’s economic development, vibrancy, appeal, health and safety. As your Alderman, I am committed to maintaining and replacing out ward’s aging infrastructure. There are several different programs available to help fund small and large scale infrastructure projects. The most common and consistent programs is known as the Alderman Menu and the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). I take a great deal of pride in partnering with the 44th Ward community to survey and identify which locations are in need of new sidewalks, curbs, pavement, lights, trees and much more. Community input plays a key role on where I determine to use menu funds.
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Every year, each of Chicago’s 50 wards can address their own specific local infrastructure needs through the Aldermanic Menu Program. $1.32 million per ward is allocated from the CIP general obligation bonds to each Alderman to provide a menu of infrastructure project options for the aldermen to select and prioritize.
The 44th Ward is home to some of the most active streets and sidewalks in the City of Chicago. With the high volume of bikes and pedestrian traffic, I have dedicated a great deal of time and resources to improving safety for pedestrians and bike riders that live and visit the 44th Ward.
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) are projects that maintain, upgrade or replace public infrastructure and public service facilities. Each year, the City of Chicago produces a CIP, a spending “blueprint” based upon the most current revenue projections and project priorities.
The Chicago Smart Lighting Program is a city-wide initiative that will replace over 270,000 outdated High Pressure Sodium light fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights and create a modern lighting management system to streamline maintenance and repairs.
The City of Chicago has granted permission to three shared e-scooter companies to operate in the 2020 e-scooter pilot: Bird, Lime and Spin. The 2020 pilot will run four months from mid-August to mid-December. Each company will deploy up to 3,333 scooters throughout the City of Chicago for a total of 10,000 scooters citywide.
City-led infrastructure projects that are vital to residents of the 44th ward.
Vision Zero is the City of Chicago’s commitment to eliminating deaths and serious injuries from traffic crashes by 2026. One year ago, the City released its Vision Zero Action Plan, which established a cross-departmental approach to eliminating traffic fatalities.