Our map of the Chicago Pedway…

  • Is the most-up-to-date map of the Pedway System.

  • Helps you tour the underground passages on your own. No tour guide needed!

  • Shares open hours of the Pedway and tips on navigating Chicago from underground.

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What is the Pedway?

The Chicago Pedway System connects buildings in downtown Chicago via ground-level walkways, “skybridges,” and underground passages. Most of the Pedway System is underground, and the climate controlled passages make for a comfortable way of navigating the city during the cold of the winter and the heat of the summer.

The old underground freight train tunnels are a different thing in case you were wondering.

Why Use the Pedway?

  • Avoid the elements on a snowy, rainy or hot day
  • It’s interesting to navigate downtown Chicago like you’re in a human maze
  • Explore various styles of architecture from below

Why Tour the Pedway?

Our Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour gives a good introduction to the system and how to use it.

Visit beautiful interior spaces beyond the Pedway, such as magnificent lobbies and a church in a skyscraper.

Receive a professionally printed copy of this map as a gift.

Historical Architectural Detail

We hope this Pedway Map contributes to having a lovely experience in downtown Chicago architecture, whether you live in the Loop, work in the Loop or are just visiting Chicago.