CHICAGO (CBS) — The new elevated 606 trail on the city’s West Side has proved very popular with joggers and cyclists who have given it rave reviews, but it’s also generated several complaints from residents about gang activity and drunken behavior.
Most residents living near The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, seemed to like the idea of the elevated running and cycling path, but they want more police in the area.
Jennifer, who lives along The 606, said when there was no way to get to the elevated abandoned rail line before it was transformed into a trail and park, crime wasn’t a big problem, but now she hears a lot more gunshots these days, and doesn’t feel safe.
“But now since there’s openings everywhere, the gangbangers like to be up there, and stuff,” she said. “I don’t think it’s safe for the kids up there.”