The Villages of Wilmette, Glenview, Northfield, and Skokie are working together to plan a 4.5-mile segment of the Skokie Valley Trail shared-use path. When completed, the Skokie Valley Trail would ultimately provide direct bicycle path connectivity from Lake County to Chicago.
Currently, the nearly 10-mile-long existing asphalt trail runs from Lake Bluff south to Lake Cook Road in Northbrook, mostly paralleling inactive railroad tracks. The Village of Northbrook is currently working to complete the section between Lake Cook Road and Voltz Road. At Old Orchard Road in Skokie, the trail picks up again and continues south.
The proposed project would fill in most of the gap, with construction of a 10-foot-wide, hot-mix asphalt shared-used path connecting with Voltz Road in Northbrook on the north and Old Orchard Road in Skokie on the south.