When your GPS, rideshare, or taxi brings you to 1415 North Cherry Avenue, you will be at the entrance of the UI LABS parking lot. UI LABS parking is identified with signage in the lot. Take the sidewalk (heading south) that runs between the parking lot and the hill, which leads you up to the glass doors. This is the entrance of UI LABS.
Feel free to call UI LABS reception at 312-281-6890 if you have any trouble. Please note, closed-toed shoes are required in order to tour the factory floor at UI LABS.
The parking lot utilizes distinctive signage to indicate UI LABS parking spots. Visitors are advised to park in UI LABS parking spots exclusively, or else risk being towed.
The bicycle racks are located outside on the UI LABS campus. All bike parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Management is not responsible for stolen bicycles.
UI LABS is accessible via public transportation.
METRA: The Clybourn Metra Station is a short drive or taxi away, at 2001 North Ashland Avenue approximately 1.5 miles from UI LABS. The Clybourn Station serves Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line and Union Pacific/Northwest Line. For information visit: www.metrarail.com
CTA: UI LABS is accessible by Chicago Transit Authority Red and Blue Line Trains, however they require a 15- 20 minute walk.
From the Red Line at North and Clybourn:
- Exit at North and Clybourn
- Walk west on North Ave
- Turn onto Cherry Ave. pedestrian bridge
- Walk up to 1415 North Cherry and arrive at UI LABS
From the Blue Line at Division:
- Exit at Division
- Walk east on Division Street
- Turn north on Hickory Avenue
- Walk down Hickory to Cherry Ave., turn east into UI LABS lot
BUS: UI LABS is in close proximity to the Chicago Transit Authority #70 Division Bus, #132 Goose Island Express Bus and #8 Halsted Bus. Note: the #132 runs during rush hour only. For detailed transportation information visit: www.transitchicago.com
Recommended Driving Routes:
FROM MERCHANDISE MART
FROM O’HARE AIRPORT (15.4 MILES)
Follow the signs and merge onto highway I-190 E (0.8 miles). Follow the signs to merge onto I-90 E (13.0 miles). Exit at 49A, Division Street. Continue East on Division Street (0.7 miles) until reaching Cherry Avenue. Turn left (north) on Cherry Avenue (0.3 miles); our parking lot will be on the right. See top of page for final steps.
FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT (12.7 MILES)
Follow the signs and merge onto highway I-55 N (2.6 mi). Follow the signs to merge onto I-90 W / I-94 W (9.5 miles). Exit at 49A, Division Street. Continue East on Division Street (0.7 miles) until reaching Cherry Avenue. Turn left (north) on Cherry Avenue (0.3 miles); our parking lot will be on the right. See top of page for final steps.
GETTING BACK TO THE LOOP FROM UI LABS
Please note: the fastest route is typically taking 90/94, however if the highway is congested this is a recommended alternative.
Starting at UI LABS, head south on North Cherry Avenue and take slight left onto North Branch Street. Take right onto North Halsted Street and head south until you reach North Milwaukee Avenue. Take a left onto North Milwaukee Avenue. Continue down Milwaukee, and then take a right (south) onto North Desplaines Street. Continue south until you reach the East-West street you need and take left (east) into the loop.