The Wicker Park Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Wicker Park field house at 1425 N. Damen Ave.

At September's gathering, the committee welcomes a representative from the CTA, who will give a presentation on the proposed Ashland express bus and answer questions.

The proposed high speed bus, which the CTA says will make bus commutes about 80 percent faster, will operate in a center bus-only lane and reduce car and truck lanes from two to one on each side of the street. The current plan also calls for an elimination of most left-hand turn lanes on a 16-mile stretch of Ashland Avenue, save for those lanes which lead to expressway entrances and exits.