Last Friday, with apparently no notice to local businesses and residents sections of Ravenswood Avenue were changed from two-way to one-way southerly streets.
“As a business owner, you’d think we’d be notified. How difficult would it be to send a letter?” said Rick Linder, who manages a group of buildings on the 5000 N. Ravenswood Ave. block.
It’s all due to a traffic ordinance passed out of the City Council on April 13, a mere three weeks before outgoing-Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th) was to leave office.
Current Ald. Ameya Pawar’s staff says they were unaware of the coming traffic change and had to ask the City Clerk to search for the ordinance.
“We’ve gotten a few calls,” from affected residents, said Deputy Ald. Charna Epstein.
According to the ordinance, the affected streets and changes are:
This writer is disappointed by the change, because it eliminates our ability to shoot up Ravenswood from Montrose for parking when we’re going to Margie’s Candies.