Explore Chicago: With the Fall Meeting just around the corner, ULI Chicago will be posting short articles, photos, and videos to get members excited about the gathering. The first two items explore a new commuter bike rental system and the conversion of a 2.7-mile elevated railway into a pedestrian greenway and bike path.
Bloomingdale Trail: Work begins this summer to transform an abandoned 2.7-mile stretch of elevated railway into the Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago’s only pedestrian greenway and bike path running east to west. The trail will ultimately connect pedestrians and cyclists to trails that stretch all the way to the Indiana state line. Read more about Bloomingdale Trail at Urban Land.
Divvy Bikes: Divvy Bikes has added a new option to the Chicago bike rental scene. Designed as a transportation option, the bikes can be used to get around the city or for a short ride along the lakefront. Adventurous attendees of the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting can pick up a bike at the station at McCormick Place! Read more about Divvy Bikes at the Examiner.
Photo caption: ULI member Adam Simon tries out the new Divvy Bikes rental system in the Loop.