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North Cook Bikeways Plan [2004]
Greenways in North Cook:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
North Branch Trail12.3(1st)12.4 99.5%
Des Plaines River Trail10.9(2nd)12.7 85.9%
Green Bay Trail7.6(3rd)7.6 100%
Salt Creek Greenway7.5     15.0 50.1%
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%
North Shore Channel Trail4.4     5.9 73.9%
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%
Jane Addams corridor2.4     9.3 25.9%
Deer Grove to Buffalo Creek corridor2.4     6.2 38.5%
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%
Skokie Valley Trail1.0     10.0 9.5%
EJ&E corridor0.7     8.6 7.7%
Higgins-Willow Creek corridor0.1     3.3 3.6%
Flint Creek corridor0.0     3.9 0%
New Line corridor0.0     11.9 0%
Valley Line Trail0.0     1.3 0%
ComEd ROW - McHenry Cty corridor0.0     7.9 0%
Wellers Creek corridor0.0     6.3 0%
Northwestern corridor0.0     21.0 0%
Weber Spur corridor0.0     2.0 0%
Middlefork Trail0.0     5.7 0%
Techny Trail0.0     7.3 0%
West Branch Regional Trail0.0     1.1 0%
How North 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 (5th) 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 North Cook
★ = has over 5 miles of existing trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Glencoe1.00 1.17
Winnetka0.78 0.78
Wheeling0.58 1.46
Northfield0.56 1.09
Rolling Meadows0.50 1.08
Palatine0.49 0.96
Kenilworth0.47 0.47
Morton Grove0.44 1.57
Prospect Heights0.36 0.68
Wilmette0.36 0.63
Hoffman Estates0.36 0.62
Evanston0.35 0.45
Streamwood0.34 0.83
Schaumburg0.30 0.72
Niles0.28 0.94
Glenview0.27 0.93
Lincolnwood0.26 1.18
Northbrook0.25 1.11
Mount Prospect0.25 0.63
Des Plaines0.24 1.69
Skokie0.24 0.71
Barrington Hills0.21 1.02
Park Ridge0.19 0.74
Elk Grove Village0.17 0.70
Arlington Heights0.17 0.62
Inverness0.07 0.70
Rosemont0.06 0.98

   
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