Submitted by Brianne Downing on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:08
It’s now May and I think it’s 90% safe to say that spring is finally here. With the warmer weather comes increased traffic on the Lakefront Trail, especially with the abundance of scheduled 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons.
Be prepared for your lakefront bike ride or jog by checking out the following list of weekend events. And for regular trail updates, visit our Lakefront Trail Conditions page or follow our Twitter feed (@ActiveTransLFT).
Run for Laura 5K
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:51
People walk, run and ride bikes on the Lakefront Trail year round, but with spring blooming, trail users should expect trail use to grow over the next several weeks.
Before you head out to the trail, you should know about some major lakefront construction projects that could affect your trip.
Submitted by Brianne Downing on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 16:23
With April comes spring weather (well, hopefully!) and that means lots of weekend 5- and 10-Ks scheduled on and near the Lakefront Trail.
Before you head out for your weekend bike ride or jog by the lake this month, make note of the following weekend events.
For regular trail updates, visit our Lakefront Trail Conditions page as well as our Twitter feed (@ActiveTransLFT).
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:15
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:52
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:15
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:15
Megan Williams, 27, was jogging on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail while training for her first Chicago Marathon earlier this fall when she was suddenly struck by a bicyclist.
The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital bed with her hands restrained, a breathing tube down her throat, a fractured skull and bleeding in her brain.
Thankfully, Megan is feeling better today. And as a result of this terrible experience, she's determined to be part of improving safety on the trail for all users.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:20
As the public process for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive continues, the demand for biking, walking and transit improvements throughout the corridor is becoming increasingly clear.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:45
We’re getting closer and closer to seeing the popular North Branch trail extended 3 miles further south, adding low-stress connections from the North Branch Trail to the Sauganash, Lakefront and Weber Spur trails.
Construction on the trail extension, which has been in the works since 2005, is anticipated to start in the spring of 2015 and will take approximately a year to complete. Many supporters attended the most recent public meeting in August, when the Forest Preserve District of Cook County updated the community on project.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:53
Come for a ride with us! On Sunday, September 7, you're invited to join us for the Four-Star Bike & Chow.
This go-at-your-own-pace ride follows four bike-friendly routes (see right) curated by our friends at the Chicago Cycling Club.
Expect to encounter hidden parks, eye-catching architecture and plenty of Chicago history.
Not only is the ride interesting and fun, we’ve made it convenient.