Transportation Snapshot for Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) INVEST South/West priority corridor

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Nearby transit stops & Divvy bike stations

22 stops in Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave)

Stops and stations

CTA bus stops 21
Pace bus stops 0
CTA 'L' stations 0
Metra stations 0
Divvy stations 1

Divvy also has "dockless" electric bikes that can be retrieved from and returned to a dock/station, but can also be locked to a rack or post away from a dock/station. These are not counted.

Transit sources

  • The transit stops map is updated via Transitland, and was last updated on Sunday, September 26, 2021, 00:17.
  • The Divvy stations maps was last updated on Sunday, September 26, 2021, 00:00.

Mobility analysis

How do people who live in Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) get to work?

Commuting mode share in these 6 Census tracts

Source: U.S. Census, American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year (2015-2019); the universe is people aged 16 and older, with a job.

Workplace analysis for Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) INVEST South/West priority corridor

Parking as land use

Parking area in Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) INVEST South/West priority corridor: 4 acres.
Land area of Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) is 41 acres, so known parking areas take up about 10.8% of land area.

There are 18 known and mapped parking areas mapped in or around Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave).

Suggested reading

Building parking raises rent, "People Over Parking" by Jeffrey Spivak, Planning Magazine, October 2018.

The parking map was last updated Sunday, September 26, 2021, 00:00. At multi-level parking areas, only the footprint's area is included. Contribute to the map by adding parking areas to OpenStreetMap.

TDL & COD for Humboldt Park (Chicago Ave) INVEST South/West priority corridor

Notes about TDL & COD

What is TDL?

TDL stands for Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, and is shorthand to refer to the group of three related industries.

What is COD?

Cargo-oriented development, or COD, is a development pattern that prioritizes placing businesses near existing rail freight infrastructure to reduce truck driving and drayage (carrying containers from one yard to another).

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is the leading promoter of COD policies.


Amazon: WBEZ and the Better Government Association collected the location of all current and future Amazon facilities in Illinois for their joint investigation in 2020 about the use of tax incentives to attract Amazon.

Distribution centers: OpenStreetMap, updated daily.

Intermodal yards: CMAP, 2016

Additional Snapshots

Land Use

Analyze nearby land coverage (open space, commercial areas, residential areas, etc.).

Land Use Snapshot
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Lending & Investment

Home mortgages, demographics, small business loans, public investments, and property sales.

Lending & Investment Snapshot
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Compare to nearby INVEST South/West priority corridor

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Additional transportation resources

Transit equity

Access to transit should be defined by service frequency and network access ("connectivity to the network, connectivity to destinations, service frequency, flexibility, and time efficiency" [1]), not necessarily whether a rail station or bus route is nearby. Use these additional resources to determine transit access in Chicagoland:

  • AllTransit (look at Transit Quality metrics), created by the Center of Neighborhood Technology.
  • Elevated Chicago launched in 2017 to present collaborative, community-led solutions to neighborhood displacement and inequities using an underutilized asset: Chicago's public transit system.
  • Research by Dr. Kate Lowe, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs (UIC CUPPA)
  • [1] "Transit Deserts: Equity analysis of public transit accessibility" by Javad Jomehpour, Chahar Aman, Janille Smith-Colin (Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 89, December 2020)


Transit Service Frequency App

The Transit Service Frequency App hosts stop- and alignment-level service frequency data from 559 transit providers around the globe who have published route and schedule data in the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format through the TransitFeeds website, a global GTFS clearinghouse. Stop- and alignment-level service frequency is defined as the total number of transit routes and transit trips passing through a specific alignment segment or a specific stop location. Alignments are generalized and stops nearby stops aggregated. (Created by researchers at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

Location Affordability Index

Housing and transportation costs consume about half of the average household budget, but it can be difficult for people to fully factor transportation costs into decisions about where to live and work. The Location Affordability Index (LAI) works to close this gap by providing estimates of household housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level along with constituent data on the built environment and demographics. This site provides access to that data as well as comprehensive documentation of how the Location Affordability Index has been developed and updated. Created by HUD.

Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer

The Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer is a product of the Travel Behavior & Urban Systems Research Group at the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC. The goal of the Explorer is to measure and display accessibility to a variety of activities in the Chicago Metropolitan area in a relatively simple, user friendly, online platform. We want it to be a resource that planners and policy makers can readily use to evaluate how well the transportation system is connecting people to activity locations.

Chicago street & alley vacation program

The City of Chicago can confer ownership of little used streets and alleys to adjacent property owners. (PDF)

Housing + Transportation Affordability Map & Index

The traditional measure of affordability recommends that housing cost no more than 30% of household income. Under this view, a little over half (55%) of US neighborhoods are considered “affordable” for the typical household. However, that benchmark fails to take into account transportation costs, which are typically a household’s second-largest expenditure. The H+T Index offers an expanded view of affordability, one that combines housing and transportation costs and sets the benchmark at no more than 45% of household income.

Regional Transportation Authority Mapping and Statistics (RTAMS)

Ridership statistics and other data and mapping tools to measure transit use and availability in Chicagoland.

Pedestrians First

Pedestrians First measures walkability for babies, toddlers, their caregivers, and everyone in cities. Has interactive, city-specific tools. From the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)

Northwestern University Transportation Library

The Northwestern University Transportation Library has special collections of digitized material of brochures, images, and other resources for Chicago area transportation projects and transit.


A map showing Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) permits for work in the public way. It also shows planned (future) street and infrastructure work.

Rich versus Poor, Near versus Far from Transit: Who Travels More?

With appropriate policies, TODs can solve both environmental and equity goals simultaneously On the one hand, TODs could most effectively meet the goals of reduced driving and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by attracting high-income households. It is these households that drive the most, and the biggest reductions in driving will, unsurprisingly, come from people who would have driven the most if they lived elsewhere. On the other hand, low-income households are more likely to use the transit TOD proximity offers, and likely benefit the most from increased access to jobs and other opportunities that transit provides.