Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Crowds Mark Chicago's 606 Debut

From the June 7, 2015, Chicago Tribune by Greg Trotter.

There were people walking, biking, skateboarding and at least one on a giant tricycle rigged with sails.

What once was an overgrown raised railroad track littered with urban debris, the 2.7 mile Bloomingdale Trail was a thing of beauty and smiles on June 6th, its opening day as a new use.

It is now called the 606, and is Chicago's newest elevated trail and park system.  It is not yet complete, though.  There is still $20 million to be raised for the $95 million project.  About $50 million is being paid through federal funds.

Something Else to See in the Windy City.  --RoadDog

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