We Can All Agree: We Take Transit with “Pride”
June 24, 2019
By Michael VanDekreke, Director, RTA Mobility Services
This weekend is the 50th Annual Pride Parade! I remember the first time I saw the parade. As a gay man from a small town in Illinois, it was great to see such a joyful and open celebration of our wonderful community. I’ve worked at the RTA for 13 years, and I am proud of our agency’s support of the LGBTQ community and this annual parade.
If you go, please remember the best way to get there is to take transit.
This year, the parade at Broadway and Montrose at noon on Sunday, June 30. This year’s route is the same as last year's: south on Broadway to Halsted, south on Halsted to Belmont, east on Belmont to Broadway, south on Broadway to Diversey, and ending at Diversey and Sheridan.
With various street closures, construction projects, and massive crowds, traffic will absolutely be an issue. But we can all agree, taking public transit is the best way to get to the Pride Parade.
Here’s what you may need to be aware of on the day of the parade:
You can access the parade from several CTA stations, including Wilson and Sheridan. The Red and Brown Lines provide the closest service to the parade route with fast, frequent service:
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