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The Bloomingdale Trail: The Making of Chicago's Premiere Linear Park

Learn about a planned, nearly three-mile-long elevated park running through the heart of Chicago. Built from a former rail line, the Bloomingdale Trail will connect neighborhoods, the river, and our great park system. The trail is designed to promote healthy living, provide a faster and less expensive way to get around, and encourage community growth.

Ben Helphand is the President of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, and Executive Director of NeighborSpace.

Andrew Vesselinovitch is Director of the Chicago Urban Parks Program at The Trust for Public Land for the Greater Chicago Area, and a board member for the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail.


Recorded Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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