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The 606 At Three: Trends In Use Of Chicago's Elevated Rail-Trail, Greg Lindsey, Yunlei Qi, Paul H. Gobster, Sonya Sachdeva Jan 2019

The 606 At Three: Trends In Use Of Chicago's Elevated Rail-Trail, Greg Lindsey, Yunlei Qi, Paul H. Gobster, Sonya Sachdeva

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The 606, Chicago’s 2.7-mile, $95 million trail, is the only elevated, multiuse trail in the US. Opened to use in June 2015 after more than 15 years in planning and development, The 606 was designed to provide residents of nearby neighborhoods having major open space deficits with a safe, attractive place for recreation, fitness, commuting, and other purposes. Above all, The 606 was designed to be used, incorporating features to address concerns of local residents and facilitate walking, jogging, bicycling, and other activities. To better understand its use, we studied trends and patterns in trail traffic during the ...