Clark Street

Overview

The Clark Street Line links Wrigley Field, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the History Museum with Daley Plaza and the central business district, running right through the middle of the Loop.

 

Right-of-way

It runs in a dedicated lane along the entire length and with signal priority at intersections to keep it moving even at rush hour.

Route

The Clark Street Line runs back and forth on Clark between Wrigley Field and Roosevelt. 

Ridership

We expect the Clark Street Line to have high ridership along its entire length. It should relieve some of the overcrowding on the Red and Brown Lines—the busiest L stations outside the Loop are the Fullerton and Belmont stations. It can be expected to attract many people who now drive to work—the most common origins for downtown parking garages are Lincoln Park and Lakeview. It provides a first-class last-mile link between LaSalle Metra and jobs in the Loop and River North.

 

Bus

This line replaces the local bus service in the corridor.

 

Length: 5.9 miles
Stops: 23 (3.7 per mile)
Average speed: 9-11 mph