LAKEFRONT TRAIL USER PERCEPTIONS REPORT
3Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is the busiest trail in the United States, with peak dailyusage reaching 30,000 people at key points. The 18-mile trail is maintained bythe Chicago Park District. It’s a popular destination for residents and touristsalike, attracting people from across the region for recreation, transportationand athletic training.In order to understand how the trail can better meet the needs of Chicagoans,Friends of the Lakefront Trail facilitated a community outreach process withover 1,600 users to learn what trail users think about their trail experience.This report summarizes the findings and sets forth principles for improvingthe Lakefront Trail experience.
THE CASE FOR CHICAGO’S LAKEFRONT TRAIL
DEVELOPED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LAKEFRONT TRAIL