Kedzie is typical of the boulevards that make up Chicago's historic boulevard system. There is a wide middle avenue for through-traffic, separated from local traffic and parking by landscaped medians. Most of the historic mansions running along Kedzie Boulevard have been preserved, in part due to the diligent work of grassroots community organizations. In addition to the historic mansions, the boulevard is lined with trendy restaurants, cafes and bakeries, which are popular rest points on Chicago walking tours.