Chicagoans have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the 606 trail for years. After months of weather-related delays, the converted elevated rail line is finally set to open on June 6 (get it?). Now there's talks of turning a similar defunct train line on the Northwest Side into an elevated path for cyclists and pedestrians.
Next week, Albany Park Neighbors will be holding a public meeting to discuss the feasibility of the Weber Spur Trail, which would run along an old Union Pacific line between Lawrence Avenue in Mayfair and Devon Avenue in Lincolnwood. If it pans out, the trail could give a boost to the Northwest Side just like the 606 has done to its surrounding neighborhoods. Check out the rendering below for the Weber Spur's proposed rout.
The public meeting regarding the trail will be held at North Park University Tuesday, May 26 at 6pm.