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The Trail Between: Public meeting – Glen Ellyn

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*******  Please note that the location and time of this meeting was updated on 1/11  *******


The Trail Between: Supporters of East Branch Dupage River Trail

Meeting objective:  Brainstorm about next steps to raise awareness and volunteer to complete tasks associated with steps decided upon.

Meeting location:  Room 210

We are a group of Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Lisle and Wheaton neighbors who are advocating for the creation of the East Branch Dupage River Trail.

Dupage County has developed a plan to create the East Branch Dupage River Trail (EBDRT), a North South bike and pedestrian trail. The feasibility study was completed in 2004 and recommended construction over ten years. However, thirteen years later over 75% of the trail has yet to be funded. In the fall of 2018, DuPage County, DuPage County Forest Preserve and the village of Glen Ellyn combined resources to apply for grant funding to move forward with a feasibility study. Stay tuned on this page and the website to track progress of this initiative.

Construction of the EBDRT would provide enduring benefits to the residents of Lombard, Glen Ellyn, and neighboring villages. Studies show that bike lanes and trails are a key quality of life attraction for home buyers. This low risk investment will help create a healthy and active community and raise property values. Construction of the trail will also allow residents an active transportation option to businesses along Roosevelt and Butterfield roads. By creating the bike trail, we can try to encourage residents to buy from local businesses, reduce traffic and improve the environment.


How to Support the East Branch DuPage River Trail

Join the Facebook Group  (Search for “The Trail Between”)


January 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ginger Wheeler


Main Street Recreation Center
501 Hill Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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