Ped mall Originally uploaded by Payton Chung
The University of Chicago closed the streets within the Quadrangles to motor traffic (during the day, at least). Even though there never was much traffic on the circle before, I can’t remember many people choosing to lounge on the benches that faced it. Now that the cars are gone, they’re choice spots.
It does look nice, and it’s a good idea, but I’m not a fan of the surface, and the connections to the street for bikes and wheelchairs are atrocious.