Bloomingdale Trail opens

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CHICAGO - The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, officially opened today.

The nearly 3-mile elevated trail is for walkers, runners and cyclists.

It's the result of a $95 million project that was a decade in the making.

The trail is built on old train tracks and runs through Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.

It's called the 606 for theĀ  first three digits of the city's zip code.

The trail has twelve access points.

Opening weekend celebrations including a street festival and sports activities are planned for Saturday and Sunday.

A full schedule of events can be found here.

 

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2 comments

  • Ronald Woolever

    No doubt there will be muggers along the route. Also ending in Humboldt park may not be the best idea, but then I don’t live in the city any more so maybe it has suddenly been transformed into a garden.

  • Boyee

    The Bloomingdale Trail divides Bucktown (originally bordered by Robey Street (now Damen Street), Fullerton Avenue, Armitage Avenue , and Western Avenue) from Wicker Park (which originally went to Armitage Avenue).