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Chicago Area:

Greenway Planning Information for

Downers Grove

Report Card

Miles of Greenways


Area (miles2)


Greenway Density (miles/miles2)






Median HH Income


External Links

Village of Downers Grove official website
Village Site
Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website
Census Data
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Wikipedia entry for Downers Grove
Downers Grove

State Plans

Region Plans

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Community Plans

No plans are available on the Open Space Area level for Downers Grove

Bike/Ped Fatalities & Injuries
Crash data from 2005
Crash SeverityCount
Pedestrian "C" Injury (possible injury)8
Bicyclist "B" Injury (non-incapacitating injury)17
Pedestrian "A" Injury (incapacitating injury)6
Greenways in Downers Grove:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
St. Joseph Creek corridor0.7(1st)6.3 11.1%
Prentiss Creek corridor0.2(2nd)0.5 40.8%
I-355 Trail0.0(3rd)1.5 0%
BNSF corridor0.0     2.6 0%
NiGas Bikeway0.0     1.9 0%
ComEd Trail0.0     0.4 0%
Existing Grade Separations
    All trails in Downers Grove cross roadways at-grade.
Needed Grade Separations
    No highway/trail crossings in Downers Grove have been identified as needing grade separations.
Rank Among Neighbors
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Lombard0.47 0.64
Darien0.45 0.62
Woodridge0.41 1.18
Glen Ellyn0.41 0.69
Oak Brook0.34 0.90
Burr Ridge0.14 0.27
Lisle0.12 0.78
Downers Grove0.08 (8th) 0.81
Westmont0.05 0.27
Rank Among Peers
(Population between 42,000 and 57,000 and HH Income between $58,000 and $70,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Lombard0.47 0.64
Hoffman Estates0.36 0.62
Bolingbrook0.32 0.85
Elmhurst0.32 0.49
Orland Park0.22 0.67
Downers Grove0.08 (6th) 0.81
Tinley Park0.04 0.54
Berwyn0.00 0.33
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