Chicagoans turn to the Pedway to avoid frigid temps - FOX 32 News Chicago

Chicagoans turn to the Pedway to avoid frigid temps

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

For anyone who's stepped outside, obviously it is freezing cold.

So, a lot of Chicagoans have been taking to the Pedway. It's a much warmer way to get around the city, and it has access to 50 different buildings.

The best part about it is you can take off the gloves and even, take off the hat.

"It's better than the vortex that we're walking outside. Way better than the vortex outside," Frequent Pedway user, Dawn Morris, said.

Seasoned Chicagoans know the best ways to stay out of the cold, stay warm and stay safe.

For others, the Pedway is almost like a myth. Fortunately, it's a reality.

"I tell everybody about it. Especially during the winter time because it's perfect, it comes in handy, you don't have to be outside. And me, I walk all the way through until I go outside to go to my building," Morris said.

People hurriedly burrow into the tunnels seeking shelter.

"Oh yeah, it is cold honey, the hulk is in the building, um hm," Fashion Fetish Collective Owner, Cynthia Davis said.

Cynthia Davis opened Fashion Fetish Collective on the Pedway just five months ago and it's turning out to be a lucrative decision.

"The winter months prove to be a little better because everybody uses the Pedway for the cold weather. You know, to pass to and from the Metra station train going that way and then you have the Red line and blue line that go that way," Davis said.

Business people aren't the only ones exploring the tunnels. So are the curious, including the Kelly family.

"It's a lot of fun, we've seen some cool buildings and come up in strange places, so it's been nice," Scott Kelly said.

So whether you're taking it just to visit or trying to make sure you're staying out of those frigid cold temperatures, the Pedway helps Chicagoans from having to take a step outdoors.

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