Today’s exploration of the Pedway was a bit of a bust – I headed west across the river to Union Station and Ogilvie Station. I found plenty of walkways, passageways, and paths but this did not have the “Pedway feel” to it (or much in the way of Pedway signage.
The highlight was probably taking the pedestrian bridge to Riverside.
However, I did get to walk through Union Station and mentally reenact a scene from The Untouchables.
I also got to chill out at the French market. One of the best places in Chicago to grab a quick lunch.
Along the way I found some more resources to help me navigate. At present, a crumpled printout of the 2008 Pedway map in my wallet is the primary means of navigation, but I did notice that the Pedway is marked on Google Maps….
The Pedway can be difficult to read on Google Maps, and not all the paths are marked, but this comes in very useful (particularly when looking for a hidden entrance). Google Maps also works in offline mode on Android tablets, which I plan to utilize from here on.
It also appears that there is a half-decent map of the Pedways that can be purchased at Walgreens – the site Chicago In Maps has a PNG map taken from Downtown Chicago Plus (published by Great Pacific Maps) which I intend to see if I can find. Here are some of the other websites that have been helpful along the way:
- On the Trail of a Disorderly Future (Pedway Map)
- Subterranean City: A Tour of Chicago’s Pedway (Part 1)
- Subterranean City: A Tour of Chicago’s Pedway (Part 2)