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Bloomingdale Trail Etiquette, or the Do's and Don'ts of Using the 606

...of the Bloomingdale Trail's 12 access points are via ground-level parks: Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and...

...access points are via ground-level parks: Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave. Our Q&A guide and map shows visitors where to find Divvy bike-sharing stations...

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...Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave. Our Q&A guide and map shows visitors...

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    My experience of the 606 is that the trails, where people walk and the trail where bikes go, are not clearly marked (as it is on the lake front trails) There should be a person on a bike insignia on the bike trail itself to designate it for bikers or...

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    My experience of the 606 is that the trails, where people walk and the trail where bikes go, are not clearly marked (as it is on the lake front trails) There should be a person on a bike insignia on the bike trail itself to designate it for bikers or wheeled vehicles (skateboards, roller blades, scooters), and there should be an insignia of people walking, to show where people should walk. My opinion is that the rubber trails that they made for people walking or jogging are too narrow, they just won't accommodate anyone walking with friends or family (people will not walk with each other in single file), so what happens is that people spill out onto the larger trail, where bikes should go and there it no way that bikers can clearly navigate the trail. It becomes and obstacle course. It was very short sighted of the trail designers not to look at the lake front trail, as an example, with the designated lanes and how it works fairly well, because it it marked, and the walking area is wider to accommodate several people walking together. The other thing that was shortsighted about the design was not to include any bathroom facilities. The businesses near the trail are getting fed up with trail users using their bathrooms and all of the extra soap and toilet paper that they now have to buy to accommodate them.

  • S. T. West sider via south via north

    The reality is, while the funding came to support commuters, meaning bikes, the trail is 12 feet wide. You just can't reasonably expect to make any serious speed on a mixed use trail that size. If you stay in low gear, keep your hands on your brakes and pay attention, it's a nice slow ride. Trying to do anything else will just stress you out, and could get people hurt.

  • I agree S.T. This morning, I started my ride at 6:30 on the 606 on my way to the Lakefront. At that time, you can cruise along at a good clip. Coming back home at 9:00, the trail was much more crowded. When it's like that, I maintain a speed of about 10-11 MPH. At that speed, you can quickly come to a stop and swerve to avoid kids on scooters,curious dogs etc..It's quite enjoyable just cruising and you're not going to hurt anybody.

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City pays $1.2 million in penalties to paramedics

Chicago paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting on the 1700 block of W. Pierce in Wicker Park on May 23, 2015.

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July's 1st Friday and The Big Color Contest

The Flat Iron Arts Building is located at 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, on the corner of Damen/Milwaukee/North. We are publicly accessible by the Damen Blue...

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Wicker Park 'Gutter Punk' Population Surges Ahead of Grateful Dead Shows

Around noon Wednesday, two men were passed out on the ground — one in front of the exit to Stan's Donuts, 1560 N. Damen Ave., and another by a shuttered storefront at 1576 N. Damen Ave. A police officer attempted to wake both.

Around noon Wednesday, two men were passed out on the ground — one in front of the exit to Stan's Donuts, 1560 N. Damen Ave., and another by a shuttered storefront at 1576 N. Damen Ave. A police officer attempted to wake both.

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Kitty G. and her puppy, Spit, arrived in Chicago on Wednesday. They were headed to Wicker Park's namesake park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., to look for other "travelers," whom she refers to as family.

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  • Personalized Learning For All!

    Ms. Schneider is asking for $308.14:
    My students need 1 set of comfy pillows, 1 backpatter's seat, and 1 set of soft seats to sit on while they are completing their work.
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Los Angeles Rocker Queen Kwong Play Subterranean Friday

Queen Kwong plays Friday, July 3, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8 p.m., $8, 17+

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8 Places to Celebrate the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Concerts In Chicago

...Sausage Link topped with Beerinara, Mozzarella, and Fried Pepperoni. Finished off with Funyuns. Links Taproom, 1559 N Milwaukee Ave

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...and the Garcia family. (Did we just bury the lead? Yes, we did.) City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St

...advance and the party goes until 4am. Now that's all-in. Hard Rock Cafe, 65 W Ontario St.

...s "Alemerica the Beautiful" on special, as well as Cherry Garcia shots. Weather Mark Tavern, 1503 S Michigan Ave

The River North steakhouse will play Jerry Garcia-inspired music Friday through Sunday while you dine on one of their Rib "Eyes of the World", sip on a "Ramble on Rose" cocktail, and finish up with the "Crazy Fingers" tart. Benny's Chop House, 444 N Wabash

...which is roast chicken and bleu cheese stuffed in the celery. Whoa. Brasserie by LM, 800 S Michigan Ave

Executive Chef Brett Nuebauer is whipping up some special brownies this weekend. They're made with dark chocolate, hop brittle, whipped cream, cherry jam, and a "secret" ingredient. Howells & Hood, 435 N Michigan Ave

...Cruzan Rum, Beefeater Gin, Chambord and sour mix. Lockwood Restaurant & Bar and Potter's Lounge, 17 E Monroe St

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The Top Sales and Local Shopping Events This Week in Chicago

...million in funding, will host a “Startup Talk Q&A” at its new Bucktown location (1647 N. Damen Ave.) on July 8. The company’s CEO and co-founder Raaja Nemani will offer tips...

All month long, Vividbraille hosts a pop-up shop at The Wit Hotel (201 N. State St., thewithotel.com). Vividbraille has its own fashion label that’s inspired by American craftsmanship and street style, and a brick-and-mortar space in Bucktown (2064 N. Damen Ave., vividbraille.com)

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Through July 6, Penelope’s boutique in Wicker Park (1913 W. Division St., shoppenelopes.com) is offering 25 percent off its made-in-the-U.S.A. inventory...

Madison Hall (71 E. Madison St., madisonhallchicago.com), the new venture from Space519 owners Jim Wetzel and Lance Lawson, opens at...

SoulCycle, the trendy fitness studio that packs cycling fanatics into candlelit studios, opens a new Chicago location on July 2. At 111 West Wacker Street, the 4,000-square-foot venue holds 67 bikes and a lifestyle boutique. To schedule a class, click here.

In honor of this week’s holiday, the accessories and home boutique Elements (741 N. Wells St., elementschicago.com) is holding a “fourth off” sale through July 3. Translation: you can score 25 percent off Elements’ summer-entertaining drink and dinnerware, which is available in store or online.

All month long, Vividbraille hosts a pop-up shop at The Wit Hotel (201 N. State St., thewithotel.com). Vividbraille has its own fashion label that’s inspired by American craftsmanship and street style, and a brick-and-mortar space in Bucktown (2064 N. Damen Ave., vividbraille.com)

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Keep Cool with These International Frozen Desserts

2236 N. Sacramento Ave., Logan Square; 1846 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown

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3247 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Albany Park

838 N. State St., Gold Coast

2618 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

2236 N. Sacramento Ave., Logan Square; 1846 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown

2421 W. North Ave., Humboldt Park

3446 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park

517 Dempster St., Evanston

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July 4 weekend parties and events

1925 W. Cortland 773-489-0738

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

1655 W. Cortland St. 312-772-2859

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3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266

2109 S. Wabash Ave. 312-753-5700

66 E. Ohio St. 312-667-1701; 12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-646-6005

66 E. Ohio St. 312-667-1701; 12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-646-6005

3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155

858 N. Ashland Ave.

2381 Milwaukee Ave. 773-819-9200

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Bloomingdale Trail Etiquette or The Dos and Don'ts of Using The 606

...of the Bloomingdale Trail's 12 access points are via ground-level parks: Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and...

...access points are via ground-level parks: Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave. Our Q & A guide and map shows users where to find Divvy bike share stations...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.; Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Ave.; Julia de Burgos Park, 1805 N. Albany Ave.; and Park 567, 1805 N. Milwaukee Ave. Our Q & A guide and map shows users...

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