Berwyn’s small yet dense 4.4 square miles offers plenty for residents and visitors, including great transportation options that make it easy to get around town.
With a walkability score of 75 according to Walk Score (walkscore.com), Berwyn scores high for a suburb. You can’t go a few blocks without passing by several tasty eateries, convenience stores, or one of many green spaces. Since 2012, the City of Berwyn has also had an Active Transportation Plan along with a map of bike-friendly routes and additional signage, helping Berwyn be more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians. This in combination with the 7 Pace Bus routes and 3 Metra stops that run through our City, Berwyn truly is a hybrid community that boasts suburban charm with a city living feel.
Did you know Berwyn has the lowest per capita emissions from both vehicles and homes in the Chicago region? Berwyn’s walkability and transportation options are not only convenient, but help further reduce our carbon footprint. There’s even a chapter dedicated to Berwyn and our low carbon emissions in a book part of the University of Nebraska Press’ Our Sustainable Future series published by Susan Subak, The Five-Ton Life: Carbon, America, and the Culture That May Save Us. Far from your average suburb, our walkability and transportation alternatives are part of what makes our Handcrafted Community unique. Get out there and see what our fair City has to offer.