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Pride Parade Reminders: Sunday, June 26th
June 24, 2022

Dear Neighbor,


It has been several years since we have been able to gather and celebrate the Pride Parade. This year, especially with the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, it has never been more important to stand up for our rights and show solidarity with one another. This weekend will likely be emotional for many of us, and I look forward to gathering with all of you. Please remember to stay safe, say hydrated, and to have a plan for this weekend. Please see below for a final reminder on safety tips and bus re-routes so that everyone has a safe and joyful celebration this Sunday!



The Pride Parade will begin at noon on Sunday and is anticipated to end by 4pm. 
The Pride Parade steps off at noon from Broadway/Montrose and will proceed south on Broadway to Halsted; south on Halsted; east on Belmont; south on Broadway and east on Diversey to Cannon for disbanding.     
NO PARKING:
Both the assembly area and parade route (including the wrap around streets to the first alley) will be posted with temporary signs indicating “NO PARKING ON SUNDAY JUNE 26th, FROM 5:00 a.m. TO 8:00 p.m. Both sides of the street, unless otherwise indicated.” – 8:00 pm is the estimated time for the 'No Parking' signs to be removed.  Due to the volume of vehicles involved, the issuing of parking citations and towing will begin promptly at 5:00 am on the 26th. Parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the area so drivers are urged to read signage before parking. To locate a towed vehicle, call 3-1-1. Here is the updated list of impacted streets:

Montrose Ave. – Greenview to Hazel
Broadway – Leland to Grace
Broadway – Melrose to Diversey 
Sunnyside Ave. – Broadway to Sheridan
Halsted St.* – Grace to to Clark
Roscoe St. – 750 West to Clark 
Belmont Ave.* – Racine to Broadway
Diversey Pkwy. – Broadway to Cannon (Sheridan)
Racine – East side – Belmont to Wellington
Clark St. – Belmont to Barry
Cannon Dr. – Diversey to Fullerton
Lake Shore Drive West – Cannon to Diversey
Addison St. – Broadway to Sheffield Ave.
Waveland Ave. – Halsted to Broadway
Grace St. – Halsted to Fremont
Clifton – Montrose to Sunnyside
North Sheridan Rd. – Montrose  to Agatite
North Sheridan Rd. – Sunnyside to Buena
Buena Ave. – Sheridan to Broadway
Waveland Ave. -Halsted to Broadway
Wellington Ave. – Clark to Sheffield
Wilton – Belmont to 3245 N. Wilton

STREET CLOSURES:
Residents, attendees and participants should anticipate street closures as early as 8:00 a.m. for participant staging areas and parade route closures beginning as early as 9:30 a.m., or as the crowd dictates for safety issues, including Montrose, Irving Park and Wellington at Broadway and Addison, Grace and Roscoe at Halsted. There will be rolling closures along the the parade route until the entire route is closed down by 12pm. Streets are expected to fully reopen by 8:00 p.m. or when deemed safe to do so. 

CTA OPTIONS AND REROUTES: 
Public transportation is highly recommended.

Service:  

  • Red Line: Customers should exit at the Belmont, Addison and Sheridan stations and walk to the parade.  
  • Brown Line: Customers should exit at the Diversey, Wellington, Belmont stations and walk to the parade.  
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several bus routes serve the area of the parade route including: 
  • #8 Halsted 
  • #74 Fullerton 
  • #76 Diversey 
  • #77 Belmont 
  • #78 Montrose 
  • #80 Irving Park  
  • #146 Inner Lake Shore Drive/Michigan Express 
  • #151 Sheridan  
  • #152 Addison 

All bus routes in the vicinity (except #146 Inner Lake Shore Drive/Michigan Express) will be rerouted. Please check the alerts on the website at transitchicago.com/alerts/ 

PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
Safely cross the event at the following locations:

  • Montrose at Broadway 
  • Irving Park at Broadway 
  • Wellington at Broadway 
  • Barry at Broadway 
  • Oakdale at Broadway 
  • Addison at Halsted 
  • Grace at Halsted 
  • Roscoe at Halsted 
  • Aldine at Halsted 
  • Cornelia at Halsted

RIDE SHARING RESTRICTIONS
Below is a map of restricted areas near the parade that you will not be able to call an Uber or Lyft to from 2pm – 7pm the day of the parade. Please plan to take public transit to and from the parade if possible.

OEMC ALERT: LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY JUNE 26 FOR THE CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE:
OEMC Encourages Chicagoans to Stay Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity by
Calling 9-1-1 
 

The 51st Chicago Pride Parade marches through the city's Lakeview and Uptown neighborhoods on Sunday, bringing crowds, street closures and increased traffic in the area. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is advising residents, spectators and motorists to be aware of the street closures, traffic restrictions and additional crowds in the area and to plan accordingly.  

For all events this weekend, the City of Chicago will have citywide deployments to ensure the safety and security of the public. The OEMC will monitor weekend events and weather conditions citywide, activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public safety resources with critical stakeholders. Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) will be on hand at select events citywide to direct flow and impacts from increased traffic.

Report Suspicious Activity:  If You See Something, Say Something. The city reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. 

Pole Markers:  Know Your Location. Get lost in the fun, not in the crowds. Temporary pole identifiers are visible from light poles throughout the parade route to mark the location.  Lost?  Injured?  Witness criminal or suspicious activity?  Don’t know your location in the crowd?  Look up.  Call 9-1-1 to give the letter-number combinations on the pole nearest to your location to help first responders locate you as quickly as possible.  You can also use the identifiers to let friends and family know where you are if you become separated while you’re enjoying one of Chicago’s favorite summer events.  Look for pole markers along the lakefront as well.   

                                                              

Safety Measures:  Although there are no known credible threats at this time, each year Chicago’s public safety departments along with parade organizers adjust the already robust security measures to ensure the safety of personnel, participants, spectators, residents and all those in the area. OEMC has coordinated safety efforts with law enforcement partners on the comprehensive safety plan, which includes the following measures: 

  • Implementing designated pedestrian street crossings. 
  • Displaying pole marker signs along the route to identify the location when calling 9-1-1. These black and white signs are located at the top of the street light poles with letters/numbers to identify the location. 
  • Increasing the presence of uniformed and plainclothes police officers. 
  • Enhancing capabilities of forward command utilizing assets from state and federal partners. 
  • Activating OEMC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to enhance the Summer Operations Center. The EOC will be staffed by the City’s public safety and operations departments to monitor activities and support on-site staff. 
  • Placing barricades along the parade route for participant and attendee safety. 
  • Modifying the route over the last few years to alleviate crowd congestion. 
  • Establishing clearer routes for emergency responders to reach medical tents. 
  • Adding CTA bus and rail service to ease congestion on public transportation. 
  • Utilizing our robust camera system in the area. 


     Best,


 
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