"These breaks in parkland trails are examples of missed opportunities across the metropolitan region. Close gaps like these, and you not only heighten the recreational delights of hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans and suburbanites, but you also take a step toward knitting the region's diverse eight million people more closely together.
That's what Daley and planners across the region are dreaming of-and not just in terms of open space.
With next year's 100th anniversary of the legendary Burnham Plan that changed the face of Chicago, the city and its suburbs are poised at what some predict will be a new era in planning for how we live, where we live and how we get from one place to another. The high cost of gas is adding urgency."