The city made exciting progress towards a continuous Chicago River Trail in 2018 with projects breaking ground that'll add 2.6 miles to the growing river trail network.
The projects include a new trail at Lathrop Homes, the 312 RiverRun (pictured) and Manor Greenway.
As wonderful as these projects are, trails are only useful if neighborhood residents can access them safely and easily.
For the past year, our campaign for a continuous Chicago River Trail worked with residents and decision makers in many neighborhoods to advance safe east-west connections for people walking and biking.
Along the South Branch, a new vision emerged for better walking and biking in Pilsen, Bridgeport, Brighton Park and McKinley Park. The largest remaining gap in the river trail is...