Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail gets renamed

“The 606”.

It’s named after the first three digits of most Chicago zip codes and is supposed to connote a connection to the trail’s railroad past. The first I get, even if it’s a bit hokey. But I’m having trouble with the last. Most rail corridors I know are named, not numbered. Plus, “The 606” makes me think of freeway in Southern California, not a rail trail in Chicago.

(Via Rob Mitchum.)

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