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Old 04-10-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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Default Bucktown commute to Lawndale/Little Village

I've just taken a part-time job at Gregory Middle School, 3715 West Polk, in the Lawndale/Little Village area, and am trying to figure out how to get there, *safely* using public transportation.

How dangerous is it for me to be walking around in this area? The times I will there would be 2:00-5:00 in the afternoon, and just for the next couple months so it would not be dark outside. Any comments?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You could take the Blue Line to Kedzie-Homan and walk the rest of the way.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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You could take the Blue Line to Kedzie-Homan and walk the rest of the way.
That's the plan, it just looks like a 6-8 block walk and I was curious about how safe that walk is.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Pulaski stop is closer, but that walk is much more dicey.

The walk from Kedzie-Homan is pretty dicey as well.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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The Pulaski stop is closer, but that walk is much more dicey.

The walk from Kedzie-Homan is pretty dicey as well.

Yeah, no lie.

When I worked as a helper on the Tribune truck we were jumped by gousters around there and had to fight them off. But that was 42 years ago. It's worse now.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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42 years ago?!?
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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42 years ago?!?

Just because you're not expected to make it to 60 doesn't mean it's unusual.
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