Chicago’s 606 is America’s newest ‘transformative’ trail

June 6, 2015 5:23 PM

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Chicago’s 606 is America’s newest ‘transformative’ trail

Trail is twice as long, half the cost of New York’s High Line

As railroads shut down lines, communities began pushing to turn the now-quiet space into trails. The first rail-to-trail conversion in the U.S. is considered the 32-mile Elroy-Sparta Trail in Wisconsin, which opened in 1967. Today, there are more than 1,900 trails across the U.S., according to the n...

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