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Bloomingdale Trail under construction
Construction has begun on the Bloomingdale Trail, also known as the "606" trail. The trail will convert 2.7 miles of an unused, elevated rail line on the northwest side of the City of Chicago into a park and trail system.
In addition to a two-part multi-use path – with one part paved for bicycles and another part with a soft surface for runners – the 606 will include five neighborhood parks, an observatory, and an event plaza specifically designed to accommodate bicycles and other forms of human-powered wheeled locomotion (skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, etc.).
Trail design and construction is partially funded with $51.9 million in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement program funds, with CMAP programs for the region.