Riding high: L.A., Chicago working on their version of the High Line elevated park

Los Angeles is attempting to join 50 miles of walking and bike paths, some of which are still being created. 

May 30, 2014 |

Cities around the U.S. are taking notice of New York's highly popular High Line elevated park system.

Both Chicago and Los Angeles are currently working on High Line-like projects. These projects essentially equal elevated parks, usually built on or near abandoned railway tracks. To see what New York has been up to so far, click here.

See the complete story from weburbanist.com here. All renderings courtesy of weburbanist.

 

 

 

 

The L.A. River Greenway Project

 

L.A. is currently attempting to join 50 miles of walking and bike paths, some of which are still being created. Many paths already exist, but they force users to go through dangerous crossings and intersections. Eventually, the project is meant to incorporate public space, like yoga centers and bike-in movie theatres. 

 

 

The Chicago 606 & Bloomingdale Trail Project

 

Centered around the Bloomingdale Trail, this multiple-mile long trail is already partway finished. The elevated path runs parallel to railroad tracks heading east and west. This project means revitalizing dilapidated train tracks and improving upon green space, and also connecting Lake Michigan with the downtown area. 

 

 

QueensWay

 

This project takes us back to New York, where it is an attempt to turn over 3 miles of abandoned railway in Central Queens into a High Line Park. 

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