The BNSF Line Project known as El Paseo Trail is a 4.2-mile-long, at grade multi-use greenway proposed by the City of Chicago in 2016 that would run northeast and southwest, located in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago. The proposed corridor project follows the existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail line. The project study area has an eastern terminus of 16th Street and Sangamon Street in Pilsen, and a western terminus of 32nd Street and Central Park Avenue in Little Village.
The idea of the trail evolved from an initial community vision in Pilsen for a small local corridor along Sangamon as depicted in the 2006 Quality of Life Plan. Local organizations worked to install a trail between West 21st Street and West Cullerton Street, managed by El Paseo Community Garden and protected by the community land trust Neighborspace. This existing trail exists independently of the larger 4.2 mile corridor, but provides an example of how a corridor can function as community-managed space and serves as a node along the larger corridor.