ot only does Lincoln Park’s location lend itself to unparalleled access to the lakefront and great parks, it also makes accessing the neighborhood from points near and far as easy as can be.
BY CAR If you are traveling to Lincoln Park from the suburbs or either O’Hare or Midway International Airports, you will want to travel to the neighborhood via the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94). Lincoln Park is accessed from the Kennedy by exiting at one of the following streets and heading east: Diversey, Fullerton, Damen (Northbound only; turn right for Fullerton, left for Webster), Armitage and North. You can also reach Lincoln Park via Lake Shore Drive. Exit at Fullerton or North Avenue and travel west – the neighborhood’s famous park will help you transition from highway to our quaint community.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers riders three train lines to access Lincoln Park at various times and from different parts of the city. The CTA’s Red, Brown and Purple (rush hour periods only) lines serve Lincoln Park and provide quick access from Evanston, Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods and the Loop. Lincoln Park’s stops include Diversey (Brown/ Purple), Fullerton (Brown/Red/Purple), Armitage (Brown/Purple), Sedgwick (Brown/Purple) and Clybourn (Red). The CTA’s bus network also services Lincoln Park with a number of key routes including: #76 Diversey, #74 Fullerton, #73 Armitage, #72 North, #9 Ashland, #8 Halsted, #11 Lincoln, #22 Clark and multiple routes along Lake Shore Drive. Visit www.transitchicago.com for a complete system map and
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scheduling information. You can also select “Transit” when searching for directions with Google Maps. Additionally, Lincoln Park can be accessed via Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail provider. The Metra Rail Union Pacific North Line and Union Pacific Northwest Line stop at the Clybourn Station, on the neighborhood’s western boundary. This line links residents from many northern suburbs and downtown. More information on Metra’s fares and schedules is available by visiting www.metrarail.com.
BY BICYCLE Main bicycle corridors from the Loop and other neighborhoods bring visitors to Lincoln Park via bike paths or bike lanes. Clark, Lincoln, Clybourn, Fullerton, Armitage, Wells and Halsted all feature designated lanes for riders and the Lakefront Trail is a well traveled route to our community. Through the Divvy Bikes bike-sharing program, residents and visitors can hop on a bike from one of hundreds of locations across the city, ride to their destination and drop off their bike at another Divvy station. For $9.95 you get unlimited 30-minute trips in a 24-hour timeframe or $75 gets you a yearly pass. For more information, visit www.divvybikes.com. You can also select “Bicycle” when searching for directions with Google Maps.
ON FOOT Lincoln Park is well known as a walkable community. What you may not know is that walking to our neighborhood from Wrigley Field, the Merchandise Mart or even Navy Pier only takes 30 minutes and passes through beautiful and historic aspects of other great Chicago communities.
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