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.
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. You can also explore various styles of architecture from below. The old underground freight train tunnels are a different system, in case you were wondering.
Our map of the Chicago Pedway
This is the most-up-to-date map of the Pedway System. Now you can tour the underground passages on your own. No tour guide needed! The map shares the Pedway’s operating hours and has tips on navigating Chicago from underground. For a guided tour of the heated passages of the Pedway in winter, join us on our Loop Interior Architecture Tour.
DOWNLOAD THE CHICAGO PEDWAY MAP
Register here and we will automatically email you our Pedway map. Unlike any other map, it is complete with Chicago Pedway hours.
We will send you mailings just twice a year with Pedway-related news and content. If you’d like to subscribe to our regular mailings, please do so on the homepage.
Why Tour the Pedway with Us?
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.
Chicago Pedway Hours of Operation
The different sections of the Pedway all have different hours. Some are regular business hours only, Monday through Friday. Other parts of the Pedway are open 24/7. Download our Pedway Map above for details on the Chicago Pedway hours.
Chicago Pedway Tours
We don’t do a tour solely dedicated to the Pedway because it isn’t nearly as visually stimulating as the architectural interiors that we tour. 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. Pictured here are some guests on our Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour.