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Old Plank Road Trail Safety - Chicago Heights
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I'm planning on an overnight trip from New Lenox to visit a friend in Highland, IN. Seems the easiest route is the old plank road trail.  Is the trail through Chicago Heights safe?  I read a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Mysz Jul 19, 2019.

 

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Larry Mysz replied to Jimmt G's discussion Old Plank Road Trail Safety - Chicago Heights
"ooops ... edit timed out while I was double checking the statistics .. just found another incident on OPRT in 2017, also in New Lennox.   Those 2014 incidents happened before the Chicago Heights section was completed in Sept 2015."
Jul 19, 2019
Larry Mysz replied to Jimmt G's discussion Old Plank Road Trail Safety - Chicago Heights
"The 1.2 mi section of OPRT through Chicago Heights does have a pretty rough neighborhood on one side.  But there has not been any crime on the Chicago Heights section since it opened in 2015. The only two OPRT problems that I am aware of both…"
Jul 19, 2019
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Old Plank Road Trail Safety - Chicago Heights

I'm planning on an overnight trip from New Lenox to visit a friend in Highland, IN. Seems the easiest route is the old plank road trail.  Is the trail through Chicago Heights safe?  I read a newspaper story about the trail where an alderman, I think it was, stating that the trail goes through one of the roughest areas of Chicago Heights.  Has anyone ever had any bad experiences here?I just read a story about a failed sexual assault along the trail - But that was in New Lenox.  Be aware of your…See More
Jul 19, 2019

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Different blog posts about cycling in the Chicago area
About me:
Just turned 50, enjoy riding my Trek road bike. married, kids.
I co host an arcade video game podcast called The Pie Factory Podcast. From time to time we will talk about our cycling exploits.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Piefactorypodcast.com

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