Floating habitat being positioned on the Chicago River. (Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez)

A trio of measures introduced at Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting would allocate a total of $2.5 million toward habitat and open space improvement projects.

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The program got the green light from the Chicago City Council in October after two pilot programs in 2019 and 2020 convinced city officials that the motorized two-wheelers will reduce congestion and encourage the use of public transportation throughout Chicago.

A cyclist wearing a mask rides along the 606 trail in Chicago. (WTTW News)

When the scooters return to Chicago's streets in the spring, they'll be banned from the Lakefront Trail, the 606 Trail, the Riverwalk and O'Hare Airport, city officials said.

A cyclist wearing a mask rides along the 606 trail in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Aldermen unanimously agreed Tuesday to ban demolitions near the 606 Bloomingdale Trail for another six months as aldermen craft a measure to blunt rapid gentrification along the popular trail.

Chicago’s popular 606 elevated trail. (WTTW News)

Chicago’s popular 606 trail has led to skyrocketing property values in the surrounding area. Several aldermen now say they want to hit pause on some development because it’s leading to displacement of longtime residents. But the plan has its critics.

The Bloomingdale Trail near Western Avenue on July 2, 2016. (David Wilson / Flickr)

Chicago police are investigating a shooting on a popular walking and biking trail on the city’s Northwest Side that left one man dead and two other people injured.

How is the city addressing bike safety as well as concerns relating to inequality and bike infrastructure? Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield joins us.

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Public school students set up dozens of desks and seats Thursday morning along the 606 trail in protest of Chicago Public Schools’ latest staffing cuts and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1.

Chicago’s 606 trail is only a little over a year old and already there is an ambitious proposal to extend it. 

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Walkers, runners and cyclists may see a foot-traffic jam along the popular 606 trail during Tuesday evening rush hour. A group plans to march along the trail in protest of gentrification, saying it “destroys communities.”

This Saturday, The 606, park and trail system will officially open. Chicago Tribune Pulitzer-prizewinning architectural critic Blair Kamin shares his thoughts about the trail ahead of its opening.

Construction on the long-awaited “606” elevated bike trail is nearing the finish line. We get a sneak preview.


Bloomingdale Trail Gets a New Name

Ground is set to break on a major transformation that will turn an abandoned railway into a three mile-long elevated park. Chicago Tonight has exclusive details about the final plan. Read an article and view a slideshow.

Image Credit: Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail

City Looks To Create Vibrant Public “Skypark” Where Freight Used To Pass

It may not look like much now, but the city has begun work on a major new "Skypark." Paris Schutz takes us for a spin on the much-anticipated Bloomingdale Trail.