Adjacent businesses such as Ponce City Market have welcomed Atlanta BeltLine traffic by opening access points directly from the trail.

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Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago, IL

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail (FBT), formed in 2003, is a grassroots, community organization working to convert the underutilized Bloomingdale freight railroad embankment into an elevated, mixed-use greenway. The park proposed for Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail would stretch three miles across the city’s Northwest Side, linking the Chicago River with the city’s boulevard and transit systems, parks, and several vibrant commercial districts. In 2004, the City developed concept plans for the trail. In addition, the City has funded and is currently executing environmental assessments. FBT is currently working with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and several other partners to mount an open design competition. Learn more