Rahm Emanuel announced yesterday that the remaining $9 million needed to fund the Bloomingdale Trail, which will convert 2.7 miles of abandoned railway line to a trail and “linear park,” has been secured. The trail connecting Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, and Wicker Park should be completed in 2014. It’s good news for the rails-to-trails project, which the city has been planning since 2002 and hasn’t progressed particularly quickly. But John Greenfield, who blogs for Grid Chicago and has written about the Bloomingdale Trail for the Reader in the past (we first covered it in 2004), thought the sudden announcement seemed strange. In a community meeting last Thursday, representatives said that efforts to raise the remaining $9 million had just begun. In a Grid Chicago post today, Greenfield wonders how things came together so quickly.