All about the famed chicago pedway!

The Chicago Pedway Map

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Why We Created the Chicago Pedway Map

We are passionate about Chicago history and architecture. Having been a tour company since 2010, we led curious people on walking tours of Chicago’s exciting and unexpected places, including the Pedway. We conducted first-hand research to create a Pedway map that would make it easier to explore the underground system. 

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What is the pedway?

The Chicago Pedway System connects buildings in downtown Chicago via mostly underground passages and a few ground-level walkways and “skybridges.” 

Why use the Chicago Pedway? For one, the climate controlled passages make for a comfortable way of navigating the city during the cold of the winter and the heat of the summer. It’s interesting to navigate downtown Chicago like you’re in a human maze. And you avoid having to stop at any crosswalks! 

Exploring the Pedway, you’ll view various styles of architecture, too. The old underground freight train tunnels are a different system, in case you were wondering. Learn more about all the Chicago underground layers here.

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