Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Support closing the gap in the Burnham Greenway

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Connecting Chicago to Lansing, Illinois, the Burnham Greenway Trail is a critical route for people walking and biking on the South Side of Chicago and surrounding suburbs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

But currently there is a 2-mile gap in the trail that forces trail users to navigate unsafe intersections and roadsClosing this gap will create a safe, 11-mile trail that connects to hundreds of miles of existing trails in the region.

Construction is ready to commence on this long-awaited project — except for one hurdle. Unfortunately, the agency that runs the South Shore Line commuter train doesn't want the trail to cross its tracks. 

This is where you come in.  

Please sign our petition to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District urging them to sign off on allowing the trail to cross their tracks.

This trail can't be built without crossing the South Shore Line tracks near the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago and suburban Burnham. 

Installing the trail will greatly increase safety of this crossing for trail users and commuters. This crossing is also adjacent to the Hegewisch Commuter stop that is frequently accessed by people biking and walking.

It's a long awaited improvement — let's make sure our leaders follow through!