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Des Plaines River Trail Map [2004]
Cook Open Space Plan [2000]

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Cook Bicycle Map [2007]

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Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) 
Skokie Valley Trail Plan [2008]
Greenways in Cook:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
North Branch Trail17.7(1st)28.1 63%
Lakefront Path16.2(2nd)23.6 68.5%
Des Plaines River Trail15.9(3rd)26.5 59.8%
Salt Creek Greenway12.1     20.1 60.4%
Tinley Creek Trail11.5     15.9 72.5%
I & M Canal State Trail10.3     11.3 90.9%
Centennial Trail8.1     18.4 43.9%
Green Bay Trail7.6     7.6 100%
Thorn Creek Trail7.2     14.4 50.1%
North Shore Channel Trail6.8     9.8 69.1%
Spring Creek Headwaters corridor6.1     9.3 64.9%
Palatine to Prospect Heights Trail5.6     8.7 64%
Poplar Creek corridor5.4     6.0 89.7%
Major Taylor Trail5.3     5.8 92.3%
IPP - Main Stem5.3     5.3 100%
ComEd ROW - Southwest Suburbs corridor4.8     26.6 18.1%
Burnham Greenway3.2     9.4 34%
Midlothian Creek corridor2.9     11.1 26.6%
Waterfall Glen Trail2.9     2.9 100%
ComEd ROW - Lombard to Des Plaines corridor2.8     4.7 60.1%
West Fork North Branch corridor2.8     8.1 34.8%
Pipeline corridor2.8     10.6 26.1%
Polk Branch corridor2.7     6.0 44.6%
Bloomingdale Trail2.5     4.0 63.4%
Jane Addams corridor2.4     9.3 25.9%
Deer Grove to Buffalo Creek corridor2.4     6.2 38.5%
Pennsy Greenway2.2     2.2 100%
Palos Trail1.8     2.3 78.5%
McDonald Creek corridor1.6     5.3 30.2%
Buffalo Creek corridor1.5     5.2 28.7%
North Central corridor1.4     11.7 12.2%
Yeargin Creek corridor1.4     1.4 98.7%
East Branch Poplar Creek corridor1.3     4.3 30.6%
Randy Neufeld Trail1.3     1.4 94.7%
Stony Creek corridor1.2     5.8 20.9%
Skokie Valley Trail1.0     10.0 9.5%
Butterfield Creek corridor0.9     6.2 15.1%
Addison Creek corridor0.9     7.8 11.5%
Chicago Riverwalk0.8     1.3 59.2%
Hickory Creek Bikeway0.7     10.6 6.4%
EJ&E corridor0.7     8.6 7.7%
Higgins-Willow Creek corridor0.1     3.3 3.6%
Mid-City Trail0.0     6.2 0%
South Branch Riverwalk0.0     8.7 0%
Weber Spur corridor0.0     3.3 0%
Marley Creek corridor0.0     5.2 0%
Wellers Creek corridor0.0     6.3 0%
Flint Creek corridor0.0     3.9 0%
Middlefork Trail0.0     5.7 0%
Northwestern corridor0.0     21.0 0%
Techny Trail0.0     7.3 0%
West Branch Regional Trail0.0     1.1 0%
Grand Calumet River corridor0.0     2.8 0%
Little Calumet River corridor0.0     11.7 0%
New Line corridor0.0     11.9 0%
Old Plank Road Trail0.0     6.8 0%
Valley Line Trail0.0     2.2 0%
ComEd ROW - McHenry Cty corridor0.0     7.9 0%
Spring Creek Greenway0.0     1.0 0%
Silver Creek corridor0.0     3.6 0%
Illinois Central Line corridor0.0     12.7 0%
Calumet-Sag Trail0.0     28.2 0%
Flagg Creek corridor0.0     5.9 0%
I-355 Trail0.0     3.0 0%
How Cook Ranks amongst Chicago Area Counties
★ = has over 60 miles of existing trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Kane0.36 0.82
DuPage0.35 0.79
Lake0.33 0.99
Kendall0.31 2.07
North Cook0.31 0.90
McHenry0.27 1.26
Will0.27 1.02
South Cook0.23 0.76
Chicago0.17 0.61
West Cook0.17 0.51
Communities in Cook
★ = has over 5 miles of existing trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Glenwood1.08 1.51
Glencoe1.00 1.17
River Grove0.91 0.91
Palos Heights0.90 1.09
Willow Springs0.88 1.29
Winnetka0.78 0.78
Lemont0.75 1.21
Oak Forest0.63 0.67
Bellwood0.59 1.30
Maywood0.59 1.02
Wheeling0.58 1.46
Northfield0.56 1.09
Lansing0.53 0.96
Rolling Meadows0.50 1.08
Palatine0.49 0.96
Kenilworth0.47 0.47
Morton Grove0.44 1.57
Midlothian0.38 0.93
Hillside0.37 0.37
Prospect Heights0.36 0.68
Wilmette0.36 0.63
Hoffman Estates0.36 0.62
Evanston0.35 0.45
Streamwood0.34 0.83
Westchester0.34 0.51
Berkeley0.32 0.32
Schaumburg0.30 0.72
North Riverside0.29 1.85
Niles0.28 0.94
Glenview0.27 0.93
Lincolnwood0.26 1.18
Northlake0.26 0.94
Thornton0.26 0.84
Northbrook0.25 1.11
Mount Prospect0.25 0.63
Des Plaines0.24 1.69
Palos Hills0.24 1.19
Skokie0.24 0.71
Orland Park0.22 0.67
Barrington Hills0.21 1.02
Western Springs0.21 0.21
Crestwood0.19 1.31
Park Ridge0.19 0.74
Elk Grove Village0.17 0.70
Arlington Heights0.17 0.62
Chicago0.17 0.61
Chicago Heights0.14 0.96
Oak Lawn0.14 0.20
Forest Park0.13 0.59
Broadview0.09 0.71
Melrose Park0.07 0.72
Inverness0.07 0.70
Rosemont0.06 0.98
Franklin Park0.06 0.22
Tinley Park0.04 0.54
Burnham0.00 1.67
Robbins0.00 1.52
Riverdale0.00 1.35
Indian Head Park0.00 1.17
Blue Island0.00 1.15
Richton Park0.00 1.14
Calumet City0.00 0.94
Olympia Fields0.00 0.94
Summit0.00 0.87
Riverside0.00 0.79
Lyons0.00 0.74
South Holland0.00 0.67
Bedford Park0.00 0.67
Chicago Ridge0.00 0.66
Dolton0.00 0.62
Bridgeview0.00 0.55
Flossmoor0.00 0.52
Cicero0.00 0.37
Berwyn0.00 0.33
Alsip0.00 0.33
McCook0.00 0.29
Harvey0.00 0.15

   
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