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The 606: The Trailhead to a Larger Trend

June 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Linda Seggelke

After more than a decade of planning, $95 million in funding and one name change, the City of Chicago cut the ribbon recently on the 606, a new elevated park that stretches for nearly three miles on the city’s northwest side. Formerly known as the Bloomingdale Trail, the park makes use of a disused rail line that stretches above Bloomingdale Avenue, connecting Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.
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Chicago’s Own High Line: The Bloomingdale Trail

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Jon Sedey

Photo: David B. Gleason

It’s an elevated corridor 2.6 miles long, along Bloomingdale Avenue through Chicago’s northwest neighborhoods of Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Wicker Park. To the passerby below, it looks like an old, abandoned track corridor. However, to the brave souls that ignore the “no trespassing” and “private property” signs and risk prosecution, this “Bloomingdale Trail” is the future linear park for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and all active transportation advocates.
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