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Lets All Laugh At The Pitfalls Of The Bloomingdale Trail

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 7, 2015 4:30PM

One of the many, erm, views at the Churchill segment of the Bloomingdale Trail its opening weekend. Photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Since the Bloomingdale Trail opened in early June there's been no shortage of chatter about Chicago's newest park system and pathway. This writer personally likes it quite a bit—though he's still waiting for cyclists, pedestrians, joggers and strollers to hash out just how to share the 10-foot wide space.

Others have a few complaints though, and many of those issues are built on the simple fact that the Trail was probably opened before it was actually ready. But how could the city miss the great PR opportunity of opening the trail on June 6—6/06, get it?—and capitalize on the system being called The 606? Even though no one is actually calling it The 606.

The video below from YouTube humorists HAWK MARTHA outlines a few (fixable) flaws still outstanding around the Bloomingdale Trail.