Parking on Old Orchard Rd in Skokie
Ever since long line of parking along Old Orchard Rd in Skokie has been eliminated due to bike lane construction, it has been a real struggle for a lot of families that depended on those parking spaces. There are several apartment and condominium communities right across the street, who used those parking spaces every day and now you can see people sitting for an hour with flashing lights on just waiting for someone to leave, so they can get a parking space. It makes it very difficult for any family to live here unless you have one car, which is rare.
On top of that two small streets Harvest lane and Beverly drive have parking on both sides of the street now, which makes it very narrow for two cars to pass each other. It will be even more challenging once the snow is on the ground and it's slippery.
The purpose of this petition is to have Village of Skokie Community Development department to evaluate the situation with parking and take into consideration the needs of Skokie residents that live in that immediate area and desperately need the parking spaces on Old Orchard Rd.