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. As a tour company, we spent ten years leading curious people on walking tours of Chicago’s exciting and unexpected places, including the Pedway. We did firsthand research to create a Pedway map that would introduce this fascinating element of Chicago infrastructure to a wider audience. Ours is the most-up-to-date map of the Pedway System that we know of.

We are now a virtual event company, specializing in interactive remote experiences for corporate meetings and team-building events. We apply our passion for storytelling and our years of research in Chicago history and architecture to create memorable virtual tours and events.

We hope this Pedway Map contributes to having a lovely experience in downtown Chicago architecture, whether you live in the Loop, work in the Loop, or are just visiting Chicago. 

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What is the pedway?

The Chicago Pedway System connects buildings in downtown Chicago via ground-level walkways, “skybridges,” and underground passages. Most of the Pedway System is underground, and 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.

Why use the Chicago Pedway? It’s great! Avoid the elements on a snowy, rainy or hot day. It’s interesting to navigate downtown Chicago like you’re in a human maze. You can also explore various styles of architecture from below. The old underground freight train tunnels are a different system, in case you were wondering. You can learn more about all the layers underneath Chicago here.

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Register with us and we will automatically email you our Pedway map as a pdf, complete with Chicago Pedway hours.

We will send you occasional mailings. You’ll be the first to get our updated map versions! 

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