“How much of Chicago’s wealth has come through those rail lines that drive everyone crazy? A lot of it, but again, that’s a historical legacy that’s not told or not recognized. I think Calumet-Sag Trail is going to bring a lot more recognition to the role those communities played in making the Chicagoland what it is today.” So says Steve Buchtel, Southland coordinator for the Active Transportation Alliance. Click this link to read this excellent article on the Calumet-Sag Trail – which features Blue Island resident (and bicycle commuter) Marci Frederick, as well as guides you through the history of the Cal-Sag Channel and describes the potential growth the Trail can spur. Exciting stuff!
Stay up-to-date with the Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail (there’s a meeting next week!) or watch this video featuring Steve Buchtel.