Dezeen's Alan G. Brake shares a recent proposal from Chicago-based urban design studio Port Urbanism that would connect Chicago's Goose Island to its surrounding neighborhoods by means of two pedestrian and bicycle bridges.
Conceptualized with local developer R2, the plan campaigns for a regeneration of the city's industrial sector and highlights its potential as future hub for tech-related businesses. Although the 160-acre island is centrally located and adjacent to several populated neighborhoods (such as River North, Wicker Park, and Lincoln Park), it is relatively unknown to a majority of the city's residents.
The bridges would vastly reduce walking time from two nearby elevated train stops, the red line Clybourn stop and the blue line Chicago station. "Both bridges will turn 20-minute walks from the train into five-minute walks," Port Urbanism founder Andrew Moddrell told Dezeen.