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Old 01-07-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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What's the best way to get from northern Evanston (Green Bay and Central area) to downtown Chicago on a bike? I'll be moving to Evanston from downtown and am only familiar with the lakefront bike path up to Hollywood. (The Chicago Bicycle Federation's maps don't seem to be online, so I'm not sure where else I can find this out.) Thanks, folks.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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I'd say go to downtown Evanston, then run south to Sheridan to Hollywood, then get on the lakefront path and south to the Loop.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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Earlier, i was using Google Earth to try and follow the path going north to Evanston... there are a few gaps, but it does run most of the shoreline.

here is a map of Evanston's, including "proposed"
http://www.cityofevanston.org/departments/parks/pdf/031_bikemap.pdf (broken link)

here is one for north side of the lake front
http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/lakefrontmapnorth.jpg

I was on Illinois site ... and it really isn't that good... doesnt work in Firefox, so you have to use IE.

I didnt have much luck with this one
Illinois Department of Transportation

I know my dad used to say that he's run to Chicago, he lives in Evanston, Sherman near Noyes ... to I'm assuming the north side of chicago ... back in the day when he jogged a lot.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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Evanston is working on an update to our bike plan now (early 2014). There is some talk of making Chicago Ave more bike friendly, since it's a good connector to Chicago, where it becomes Clark. The latest Chicagoland Bike Map shows Clark as a "good bike route" all the way to Addison, where it becomes "excellent". However, north of Howard the route is "fair". Locals often will take another N-S route (Hinman, Sherman) until we reach downtown Evanston and the protected bike lanes.
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