• Petitioned Alderman Tom Tunney

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Alderman, 44th Ward Chicago
Alderman Tom Tunney
Vice President of Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs
Mike Lufrano

Alderman Tom Tunney, Chicago Cubs: Don’t Turn Lakeview into a Parking Lot.

    1. Petition by

      Eric Hanss

      Chicago, IL

April 2013


Eric Hanss: We appealed to residents at community meetings, conducted an aggressive press game, expanded the scope of the argument to a city-wide issue, and engaged decision makers at several key points in the process.

Don’t turn Lakeview into a parking lot. Lakeview is a vibrant community that doesn’t need more traffic and pollution. Adding more parking for Wrigley Field will only bring more cars to our neighborhood and make traffic even more unbearable. Please invest in environmentally sound solutions like bicycling, walking, transit, and shuttles that benefit us all

Recent signatures


    1. We Won! No Extra Wrigleyville Parking in Cubs/City Deal

      Eric Hanss
      Petition Organizer

      Friends of Lakeview Transportation Choices,

      Thank you for signing the petition, and congratulations! With your help, we convinced Alderman Tom Tunney to end the drive for more parking in the heart of Lakeview. The Cubs do not have to build a new parking garage for Wrigley Field and will instead invest in transportation choices and shuttles from remote parking. Thanks to the vocal support of Wrigley neighbors, we will move forward with transportation solutions that benefit us all. You might say we knocked it out of the park!

      Thank you to Alderman Tunney and the Cubs, too, who heard our concerns and responded with a new plan.

      As a next step, we would like to form a transportation working group to advocate for positive, environmentally-sound solutions as this agreement makes its way through official city channels. If you live in Lakeview and would like to join this working group, please contact wrigleyparking-no@yahoo.com by April 29, 2013.


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    2. Reached 200 signatures
    3. Lend a Hand on Opening Day, Monday, April 8

      Eric Hanss
      Petition Organizer

      No-Parking-Lot Pals,

      Alderman Tunney still supports building a new parking garage at Wrigley Field. Monday, April 8, is the Cubs’ deadline for a renovation deal, and it is Wrigley Field opening day! Let’s get together and see the parking first-hand--is there even a shortage? Meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday for walking and biking tours of Wrigley parking lots. Email wrigleyparking-no@yahoo.com for details or to offer help from your computer. Bikes optional.

      Let's keep Lakeview a vibrant urban community. Thank you for your ongoing support!


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    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Help Build Support NOW: Tunney Proposes More Parking

      Eric Hanss
      Petition Organizer

      Alderman Tunney continues to believe that new parking is the best option for the local community in these negotiations. Help convince him otherwise. Please get your neighbors, friends, and coworkers to speak up and tell the Alderman and the Cubs that there are better, community-building solutions to congestion and gridlock. Remember, time is short. Please help us act now.

      Read more about Alderman Tunney's plans for a parking structure here:

      Sun Times

      Thank YOU for your support and enthusiasm in championing positive, place-making transportation choices in Chicago.

    6. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kyle Ryan CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      More capacity for driving and parking is the last thing our neighborhood needs. Our guests should arrive more via other modes of transportation. If it an absolute necessity to drive and increase the congestion around the park and neighborhood, these drivers should be paying a much higher price and that additional revenue could be better spent on improving transit access and neighborhood amenities. I live directly across from the Blue Lot and it rarely is filled and incredibly unattractive to look at - and has, of recently, been subject to a higher instance of petty crime. Additionally, do we really want to encourage 500 more cars to fill our streets when the rate of drinking and driving is noticeably higher than other parts of the city? Make it easier for bar patrons to catch a bus, train, or taxi, rather than drive. Hopefully we can come to an agreement that satisfies all parties and remembers the neighbors who actually have to deal with this on a daily basis. As a student working on my Masters in Urban Planning at UIC, I do hope we can maintain Wrigleyville as a vibrant neighborhood that is accommodating for all of its uses.

    • Joseph Valente OAK LAWN, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      More parking only means more cars instead of more bicycles, walking, shuttles, and public transportation. These should be given precedence instead of cars. Wrigleyville is a vibrant community that I would hate to see get turned into a parking lot like so many other parts of suburban Chicago.

    • Matthew Michel CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      The answers to easing congestive and parking in Wrigleyville are not found in additional parking, which will only encourage more cars and more traffic in the neighborhood.

    • Jake Boehm CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Less cars!

    • Elias Zamaria SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I used to live in this part of Chicago. I don't want to see it get ruined.


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