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Chicago Area:


Greenway Planning Information for

Chicago

Report Card

Miles of Greenways

37.9

Area (miles2)

223.6

Greenway Density (miles/miles2)

0.2

Grade:

FAIL



Population

2,896,016

Median HH Income

$38,625

External Links

City of Chicago official website
City Site
Friends of the Parks official website
Nonprofit Organization site
Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website
Census Data
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RTAMS
Wikipedia entry for Chicago
Chicago

State Plans

Region Plans

County Plans

Community Plans

No plans are available on the Open Space Area level for Chicago

Bike/Ped Fatalities & Injuries
Crash data from 2005
Crash SeverityCount
Pedestrian Property Damage78
Pedestrian "C" Injury (possible injury)1299
Bicyclist "B" Injury (non-incapacitating injury)2579
Pedestrian "A" Injury (incapacitating injury)771
Pedestrian fatality78
Greenways in Chicago:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
Lakefront Path16.2(1st)23.0 70.4%
North Branch Trail5.4(2nd)12.6 42.8%
Major Taylor Trail5.3(3rd)5.8 92.3%
Burnham Greenway3.2     5.0 64.3%
Bloomingdale Trail2.5     4.0 63.4%
North Shore Channel Trail2.4     2.5 94.8%
Des Plaines River Trail0.9     1.5 63.9%
Chicago Riverwalk0.8     1.3 59.2%
Centennial Trail0.0     0.3 0%
Mid-City Trail0.0     6.2 0%
Weber Spur corridor0.0     1.2 0%
South Branch Riverwalk0.0     8.7 0%
Calumet-Sag Trail0.0     8.2 0%
Illinois Central Line corridor0.0     7.9 0%
Valley Line Trail0.0     0.9 0%
Existing Grade Separations
Needed Grade Separations
Rank Among Neighbors
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
River Grove0.91 0.91
Evanston0.35 0.45
Niles0.28 0.94
Lincolnwood0.26 1.18
Skokie0.24 0.71
Chicago0.17 (6th) 0.61
Oak Lawn0.14 0.20
Rosemont0.06 0.98
Franklin Park0.06 0.22
Burnham0.00 1.67
Riverdale0.00 1.35
Blue Island0.00 1.15
Calumet City0.00 0.94
Summit0.00 0.87
Bedford Park0.00 0.67
Chicago Ridge0.00 0.66
Dolton0.00 0.62
Bridgeview0.00 0.55
Cicero0.00 0.37
Alsip0.00 0.33
Berwyn0.00 0.33
Rank Among Peers
(Population over 85,000 and HH Income between $0 and $94,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Aurora0.43 0.85
Joliet0.35 0.94
Naperville0.30 0.63
Waukegan0.27 0.58
Chicago0.17 (5th) 0.61
Elgin0.14 0.81
Cicero0.00 0.37
Chicago Area Trail Events
Get Involved!

If you are interested in greenway and trail development in the Chicagoland area, you are invited to attend Bikeable Roads and Trails Supporters which meets the second Tuesday of every month in Wheaton, Illinois.


   
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