Lakefront Trail

In your community: local updates from around the region

Looking for the latest news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community? Look no further!

Below you can check out some highlights from our latest local e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.

Park district moves on Lakefront Trail separation

With Ken Griffin’s $12 million donation secured, the Chicago Park District plans to create separated trail space for people biking and people walking between West Fullerton Street and East Ohio Street this spring.

The North Side segment is part of a larger project to create separate paths along the full length of the 18-mile Lakefront Trail by the end of 2018, as Mayor Emanuel announced last December.

Private donation will accelerate full Lakefront Trail separation

Megan Williams, who was seriously injured in a Lakefront Trail crash, called it the best Christmas present she could hope for when Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District announced hedge fund manager Ken Griffin donated $12 million to the city to create separated paths for people biking and people on foot along the full length of Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.

December events on the Lakefront Trail

Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail.

See what's going on in the month of December so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Twitter page.

 

Saturday, December 3

Jingle Bell Christmas Walk
4 p.m.
Lincoln Park Grove 

 

November events on the Lakefront Trail

Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of November so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Twitter page.

 

Saturday, November 19

Girls on the Run 5k
8 a.m.
Grant Park

 

Thursday, November 24

Congratulations, Chicago!

People throughout the region were excited by the recent news that Chicago had worked its way up to the number one spot in Bicycling magazine's rankings of best cities for cycling. 

October events on the Lakefront Trail

Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of October so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Twitter page.

 

Saturday, October 1

Fit Girls Mermaid 5K
9 a.m.
Lincoln Park

 

Chicago lands top spot in ranking of best cities for cycling

It was announced today that Chicago has taken first place among best US cities for bicycling, moving up from #2 since Bicycling magazine’s last national ranking two years ago.

September events on the Lakefront Trail

Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of September so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Twitter page.

 

Thursday, September 8

RUN 10 FEED 10

6 p.m.

Loop Lakefront

Last 4 Miles proposal circulates in Edgewater

UPDATE (9/9/16): The Edgewater Beachwalk referendum has been removed from the ballot in the 48th and 40th wards after the Board of Elections found many of petition signatures were forged. We'll continue to look for ways to support extending the trail both north and south as work on the lakefront moves forward. This blog post has been updated to reflect this.