Bloomingdale Trail a boon for Wicker Park wheelchair users

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WICKER PARK — After being hit by a car at a busy intersection last summer, a Wicker Park man became wary of traveling on sidewalks in his motorized wheelchair, but thanks to a new elevated trail he’s been having a much better summer, his daughter says.

“It was scary; he was staying away from streets unless he and my mom were going somewhere like to a doctor’s appointment or the store,” said Kasia Swierzewska of her parents, Eugene and Maria Swierzewska.

Eugene Swierzewska, who lives near the 2.7-mile-long Bloomingdale Trail’s eastern end, goes on the elevated path every day, often with his dog, a Shih Tzu named Zuzia.

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