Chicago Department of Aviation

University of Illinois/CEAT Graduate Students Share Ideas for Improving ORD Walkability

at the O'Hare Modernization Program offices

CHICAGO, April 1, 2015 - CEAT Graduate Students and Professor Joshua Peschel met with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)on a research project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign identifying strategies to make traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport more pedestrian-friendly and easier to navigate. Walkability is a measure of how safe, convenient and accessible an area is for using a mode of transport aside from a personal vehicle; this includes walking, bicycling, and public transit.

The meeting at the O'Hare Modernization Program between the CDA staff and the University of Illinois students was meant to answer questions, share existing challenges and focus areas, discuss upcoming improvement projects, and more. Additional CDA staff that oversees terminal management, landside operations, tenant/concession and airline uses, airport improvement projects, signage and way-finding, and environment and sustainability programs joined in the discussion.

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