You might get a little confused walking in Uptown next year. Summer, 2016 will bring the first European type street plaza to Chicagoland. From Curbed Chicago ( http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/07/21/construction-has-started-on-chicagos-first-shared-street.php):
The $3.6 million project will transform Uptown’s Argyle Street between Broadway and Sheridan Road, killing all curbs and reducing the vehicle speed limit to 15 mph to create a plaza-like feel to entice more pedestrians and bicyclists to visit the stretch. Engineering and architecture outfit Burns & McDonnell led the primary design duties for the project, which is expected to be completed next summer.