project overview

In 2011, the Southwest Conference of Mayors (SCM) prepared a transportation and economic development plan for the Harlem Avenue Corridor. The ultimate goal of the plan is to develop a comprehensive corridor approach that unites the corridor, its activities and character to make it a more highly-functioning transportation corridor and activity center for the southwest suburbs. The plan complements, not supersedes, existing plans of corridor communities.

The corridor runs along Harlem Avenue from 63rd Street on the north to I-80 on the south. It runs through the following communities: Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Tinley Park, and Worth, as well as a portion of the Forest Preserve of Cook County.


  • Beginning August 25th 2014,
    Pace will be offering Call-n-Ride
    services to Tinley Park and the
    surrounding service area, including
    connections to Harlem Route #386.
    More information is available here.
  • The Harlem Avenue Corridor is
    in the News. Read about it here.
  • The SCM hosted a successful
    Harlem Avenue Corridor Development
    Summit on September 18, 2013. We
    are grateful to the CSX Corporation for
    their generous support of this important
    event. The materials and presentation
    from this event are available here.
  • The Southwest Conference of
    Mayors concluded the planning project
    in November 2011.
  • Project documents are available
    on the “Plan Details” page.