Greenways, Gentrification, and Displacement Along the 606 - Backpacker

Greenways, Gentrification, and Displacement Along the 606

The west end of the 606 is undergoing "real estate feeding frenzy," leading to displacement. Are recreation trails partly to blame?
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New recreation trails around Chicago's 606.

Recreation trails and public transportation are no-brainers for outdoor lovers. But they also contribute to higher property values, taxes, and rents. Could beautiful bike trails be contributing to the displacement of working-class residents in the 606 Residential Area?

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