Going Underground Chicago – A Pedway Pub Crawl Jan 31

Join Active
Transportation Alliance and GridChicago.com as we explore the Chicago
Pedway, an overlooked layer of the city’s sustainable transportation
network. This event is FREE and open to the public.

This
network of indoor pedestrian pathways, including below-ground tunnels,
street-level concourses and overhead skyways, covers about five miles
and connects over forty city blocks. Tens of thousands of downtown
workers use it every day to traverse the Loop without having to deal
with inclement weather or the Loop’s hectic street traffic. For more background on the Pedway, check out this article by tour guide John Greenfield: http://gridchicago.com/2012/notes-from-the-underground-a-subterranean-safari-in-the-pedway/

DETAILS:
We’ll meet up at Infield’s Pub in the basement of Marshall Fields at
5:30 pm for a quick drink, departing at 6, and then make our way to
Houlihan’s Tavern, 111 East Wacker, without ever venturing into the cold
– no jacket required! On the circuitous route we’ll pass by stylish
hotel lobbies, a fancy swimming pool, a truly underground musician, the
undulating glass of Millennium Station, the basement of the Aqua
building, a subterranean Indian eatery, tropical fish tanks and much
more. End your trek with drinks and/or dinner at Houlihan’s, where we’ll
arrive around 7 pm, or join us for the return trip to State and
Randolph via a different Pedway route, departing the tavern at 8 and
arriving before 9.

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