Wicker Park and Bucktown are so easy to reach by car, bus, train, bike and foot, so there’s every reason to visit. No matter how you get here, the visit will leave you thirsty for more!
CTA Blue Line - get off at any of our 3 stops: Division, Damen, and Western. All three stops are parallel to Milwaukee Avenue and the neighborhood around each station has a unique flavor, so try them all for a taste of all that Wicker Park and Bucktown offer! Plan your trip from anywhere easily with the CTA's Trip Planner.
METRA (UP North & UP Northwest lines) - Did you know Clybourn Station on the edge of Bucktown is the busiest commuter rail station in Chicago outside of Downtown?
CTA Buses - Whether you're traveling east/west, north/south, or diagonally, there's a bus that will get you to WPB! Take the any of these routes: #9 Ashland Avenue, #50 Damen Avenue, #49 Western Avenue, #56 Milwaukee Avenue, #70 Division Street, #72 North Avenue, #73 Armitage Avenue, #74 Fullerton Avenue
Car and Taxi:
Wicker Park and Bucktown are easily reached by car. The Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) leads right to our doorstep, and the following exits serve our district: Division Street, North Avenue, Armitage Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Fullerton Avenue. Please note, the Damen exit is only accessible from northbound lanes on the Kennedy. Click here to see our location map for more details.
Wicker Park and Bucktown are quite possibly the best urban neighborhoods for biking in Chicago, if not the entire country. We have a great supply of bike racks and we are continually adding options and amenities. During the summer months look for our on-street bike parking racks. Thanks to generous funding from the WPB SSA #33, dozens of bright orange “WPB Rides” bike racks supplement standard black City of Chicago bike racks throughout the neighborhood's business districts.
Milwaukee Avenue (a.k.a The Hipster Highway) has the busiest bike lane in the city. Other popular bike lanes in WPB include (but are not limited to): Cortland Street, Damen Avenue, Division Street, Elston Avenue, and Armitage Avenue.
The best part of biking in Wicker Park and Bucktown is The 606, referred to by many locals as the Bloomingdale Trail. Opened to the public in 2015, this former elevated railroad right-of-way was converted into a beautiful linear park with a brand new modern bike path, artwork, and cutting-edge amenities. Whether you're looking for a casual stroll or a new route to work, The 606 is undoubtedly the best east-west bike route in Chicago.
For a detailed map of Chicago's bike lanes click here