A new 58-mile bike trail will connect West Michigan to Chicago

Construction on a 58-mile, non-motorized bike path that will connect West Michigan to Chicago is set begin next year. Starting in New Buffalo Michigan, the Marquette Greenway Trail Project will go through Indiana and end at Calumet Park on Chicago’s southeast side. The Illinois part is done already, but the Indiana portion won’t be finished until early 2027. The Michigan portion will be constructed in two phases, both will be ready by 2025. What are you waiting for Indiana? Let’s go! Funding for the project is coming from a handful of federal, state and local grants including a $17.8 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission. It’ll take a little bit of time, but until then bikers, you can ride around here in Chicago and surrounding burbs in your cute little outfits. You’ll have to wait a few years to go all the way to Michigan along the lake shore free of traffic from cars. -Ali