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Chicago North Side To Orland Park
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Hi community!I want to bike from the North Center neighborhood to Orland Park, but am unfamiliar with that area and unsure of a safe route. I know there is not a designated bike path to Oak Park, but…Continue

Tags: routes, paths, southwest, park, orland

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Apr 16, 2016.

 

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Jared replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Glad it was useful.  "
Apr 16, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Hey Jared—I want to thank you again for your advice. I took your route to Orland Park this morning and it went beautifully. There really is no bike-friendly way to the southwest suburbs, as I learned the roads are tight, but I felt comfortable…"
Apr 16, 2016
Shawn Evans replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"I think Kedzie/Kimball may be better than California - a bit less traffic, plus Kedzie goes further north. Also, I'd avoid the car sewers of Chicago and Sacramento. You are right that East Ave in Oak Park is better than Oak Park Avenue. But I…"
Apr 16, 2016
Shawn Evans replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Oak Park Ave looks nice south of Fullerton, but between Fullerton and Irving Park seems full of parked and moving cars. And it's off-center at North Ave (it snakes around). Plus, Logan/Wrightwood at Kedzie/Milwaukee is a terrible intersection.…"
Apr 13, 2016
Maurice replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"1st Avenue is quite literally an express way in parts. LaGrange is similar. As mentioned, Willow Springs Rd. is substantially more chill. I think that must people don't realize that it's a through street."
Apr 13, 2016
Yasmeen replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"That stinks. Glad Jared was able to provide a good route for you. Have a good ride!"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"I'll take your advice—Jared's route it is. Thank you!"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"I have—Google's bike route would guide me through some sketchy areas. Thanks for your help!"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"I'll be taking your route. Thank you much!"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Thank you!"
Apr 13, 2016
David P. replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Because it is better suited to cars than bikes. I live in Avondale and usually take Belmont or Diversey over to Oak Park Avenue, but something like Wrightwood works fine, too."
Apr 13, 2016
millenial removing Bernie tattoo replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
""North Ave > 1st Ave > La Grange Rd"  lol, only if you want to die. Basically, you need to get to Willow Springs Rd one way or other, then take that into Orland Park.   Its the only decent crossing for bikes over the Des…"
Apr 13, 2016
Jared replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Take a look on streetview.  I think you'll understand.  Those are heavy trafficked suburban arterials with no shoulders as far as I remember.  You would not want to be on those with a bike."
Apr 13, 2016
Yasmeen replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Thanks for clarifying. I don't have a route for Orland Park. Have you also tried to look at Google maps using the "bicycle" option? Usually it's pretty good at providing a few options and not steering you towards the…"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Nice—thank you!Is there any reason why I wouldn't take the more straight-shot route recommended to me?"
Apr 13, 2016
Christine Webster replied to Christine Webster's discussion Chicago North Side To Orland Park
"Orland Park. The friend I talked to lives in Oak Park, but knows the southwest area decently."
Apr 13, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, Social, Touring
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Connect with Chicago's bike community; access to first-hand, insider knowledge of new routes, projects, and events.

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