Check Out Chicago's Improved Lakefront Path

Changes along the path makes it easier for pedestrians and cyclists

Have you ridden along the lake recently? There have been some big changes to the Chicago lakefront path and still there are more to come. During the summers, the lakefront path is filled with locals and tourists enjoying the views of Lake Michigan while walking, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, and jogging.

Due to the popularity of the lakefront trail and the congestion that can happen at times, efforts began in 2016 to separate the main trail into two: one for bikers and one for pedestrians. This separation will happen across the entire 18 miles of the trail, which runs from Ardmore Ave. to 71st Street.

High congestion stretches have already been completed such as around Oak Street and North Avenue Beaches as well as Grant Park. Construction is expected to be finished Fall 2018 (weather dependent). The schedule can be found on the Chicago Park District website.

So grab a Divvy and use your membership or an Explorer Pass to enjoy this amazing addition to the lakefront trail. There are a ton of amazing things to see along the lakefront path around Divvy stations! Head to Montrose Harbor and watch the pups run around Montrose Dog Beach, have lunch at The Dock, and walk around Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary. Ride down to Fullerton and check out the calendar of events at Theater on the Lake. Go during sunrise to see one of the best views of the city at the Adler Planetarium. Or grab your friends and a picnic for a sunny afternoon at Rainbow Beach & Park. No need to drive anywhere this summer - enjoy the weather while we can, Chicago!