Posted on November 08, 2011 9:14 AM
Lakefront trail counts
According to a report by the Chicago Park District and Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago’s lakefront trail gets nearly 30,000 users at its busiest points daily. The total number of users per day on a typical summer weekend is estimated to be over 70,000.
Conducted in August 2010, these manual counts show that approximately 70 percent of persons who accessed the trail during the counts were on foot, 29 percent were on bicycles, and 1 percent were other users.
The results of the counts show clearly that path is heavily used by both bicyclists and pedestrians for both recreational and transportation purposes.
To learn more, see the Chicago Park District press release.