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Chicago Area:

Greenway Planning Information for

Lake Forest

Report Card

Miles of Greenways


Area (miles2)


Greenway Density (miles/miles2)






Median HH Income


External Links

Lake Forest Open Lands Association official website
Nonprofit Organization site
Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website
Census Data
RTAMS: Regional Transportation Asset System 

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Wikipedia entry for Lake Forest
Lake Forest

State Plans

Region Plans

County Plans

No plans are available on the Community level for Lake Forest

No plans are available on the Open Space Area level for Lake Forest

Bike/Ped Fatalities & Injuries
Crash data from 2005
Crash SeverityCount
Bicyclist "C" Injury (possible injury)6
Bicyclist "B" Injury (non-incapacitating injury)6
Pedestrian fatality2
Greenways in Lake Forest:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
Green Bay Trail3.7(1st)3.7 100%
Skokie Valley Bike Path3.5(2nd)4.9 73.1%
Middlefork Trail2.6(3rd)5.2 49.3%
Skokie River corridor1.1     3.8 28.6%
North Shore Bike Path0.2     0.2 100%
Existing Grade Separations
Needed Grade Separations
    No highway/trail crossings in Lake Forest have been identified as needing grade separations.
Rank Among Neighbors
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Highwood1.67 1.67
Lake Bluff0.96 1.55
Highland Park0.78 1.29
Green Oaks0.74 1.36
Lake Forest0.65 (5th) 1.04
Mettawa0.52 0.61
Bannockburn0.37 0.53
Lincolnshire0.34 0.76
Rank Among Peers
(Population between 3,000 and 21,000 and HH Income between $127,000 and $150,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Green Oaks0.74 1.36
Lake Forest0.65 (2nd) 1.04
Deer Park0.39 0.60
Lincolnshire0.34 0.76
Barrington Hills0.21 1.02
Burr Ridge0.14 0.27
Inverness0.07 0.70
Long Grove0.04 1.49
Kildeer0.00 0.89
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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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