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Can anyone suggest good/interesting routes from the Oak Park-Forest Park-River Forest area with lower traffic and decent/safe road conditons?

I'm particularly interested in routes South, West or Northwest but welcome all ideas. I've been frequently making the trip North to the Chicago Botanical Gardens via the North Branch Trail (very nice :cool: ) and would like to add some new routes to my repertoire.
 

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Doc,

Yes, I have ridden this trail and have enjoyed it.

I guess I just haven't found an ideal way to get there (or at least to 26th St.) from Oak Park. Des Plaines Ave., which I have taken most times, has some pretty rough sections where traffic (including big trucks) moves quickly and leaves little margin of error. The alternative seems to be riding through residential areas that require frequent stopping.

I'm looking for some overlooked route that allows me to mostly keep pedalling and yet provides a greater degree of safety.
 
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