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Riverside, Illinois - A Closer Look

Riverside - A Closer Look

Riverside, Illinois departed from urban street grids to create a park-like suburb just a short train ride from the city.

Curvilinear StreetsUnlike the rectilinear street grid of Chicago, Riverside’s street layout flowed and curved in keeping with the adjacent Des Plaines River. Triangle ParksMiniature parks were created in triangular lots created by the curving streets.