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    This plan is intended to improve user quality of service by providing information and promoting more efficient use of the church’s parking facilities.  

    Whenever possible:

    Walk or bike to and from the church.  When walking, utilize established crosswalks and signalized intersections.

    Use public transportation to and from the church, as there are many viable travel options.  Information about your travel options is available on the church’s website.

    Ride share to and from the church.

    Be mindful of your use of our loading zone on Indiana Avenue and our loading berth off of Prairie Avenue.  Use caution and be mindful of our handicapped users and bikers.

    Following the guidance of our Parking Attendants is critically important, as they have full knowledge and understanding of the lots capacity and their availability.  If the lots are full, gates are closed and signs will be posted that the “Lot is Full” and you will be redirected to a nearby available lot.

    If you are planning to stay longer than one service, please be considerate and park at one of the shared remote lots at Williams J. and Charles H. Mayo Elementary School, now known as the Ida B. Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy at 37th Street and Prairie Avenue, Wendell Phillips Academy High School at 38th Street and Prairie Avenue, or Dawson Technical Institute at Wabash Avenue and Pershing Road.  Appropriate Apostolic Faith Church signs or Parking Attendants are there to assist.

    During peak demand for church-wide events the church offers parking shuttles to and from other remote locations.  

    Accessibility to and from the church is enhanced by the various alternative modes of transportation serving the area as summarized below.


    Public Transportation.  The area is served by the CTA Red and Green Line rapid transit lines.  A local stop for the CTA Green line is located on Indiana Avenue, one block south of the church.  The CTA Red line stop is located one half mile north-west of the church.

    In addition, three CTA bus routes serve the immediate area and all have stops within one quarter mile of the church.

    Route Number 3 - King Drive primarily runs along Martin Luther King Drive and Michigan Avenue between 95th Street and Chicago Avenue.  Bus stops are provided in both directions at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive with Pershing Road.  The bus route provides connections to the CTA Green East Branch rapid transit line.  Service is provided seven days a week and on holidays.

    Route Number 29 - State primarily runs along State Street between 95th Street and Navy Pier.  Bus stops are provided in both directions at the intersection of State Street and Pershing Road.  The bus route provides connections to the CTA Red and Green rapid transit lines.  Service is provided seven days a week and on holidays.

    Route Number 39 - Pershing primarily runs along Pershing Road between Homan Avenue and Cottage Grove Avenue.  Bus stops are provided in both directions at the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Indiana Avenue.  The bus route provides connections to the CTA Orange, Red and Green rapid transit lines.  Service is provided on weekdays.

    Bicycle Routes.  Martin Luther King Drive, one quarter mile east of the chuch, has been recommended as a bike route by CDOT and has exclusive bike lanes in both directions.  In addition, a Divvy bike sharing station is located at the CTA Indiana Avenue rapid transit stop, one block south of the church.  The church provides bicycle parking.

    Pedestrian Facilities.  Crosswalks and countdown pedestrian traffic signals are provided at the signalized intersection of Indiana Street and Pershing Road.  In addition, crosswalks are provided at the intersections of 38th Street with Indiana Avenue, 38th Street with Prairie Avenue, Pershing Road with Prairie Avenue, and mid-block along Indiana Avenue.