Open Houses set for May 21 - June 9
The public will have an opportunity to help identify and develop a network of mapped bikeways in Wisconsin at a series of upcoming open house meetings.
The Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation and the Wisconsin Bike Fed have partnered to work on a statewide Bikeways Project to identify, create, and promote a network of mapped bikeways in the state.
The Bikeways Project will evaluate existing roadway and trail systems to identify priority bikeway routes across Wisconsin that will connect into the U.S. Bike Route System, a network of long-distance bicycle routes across the country linking urban, suburban and rural areas through a variety of bicycling facilities.
While the focus of these open houses is on providing feedback on possible routes that will cross the state and route attributes, the effort recognizes the role that intrastate routes have as regional connectors between the interstate routes and there are a series of draft bikeway study corridors on which attendees can comment.
At the open houses, attendees will have an opportunity to view maps of the bikeway study corridors, provide feedback on importance of route selection methodologies, leave written comments and ask questions of representatives from the project team organizations. There will be no formal presentation, so attendees may come and go as schedules allow. All of the open houses will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Route selection methodologies include factors such as roadway or trail conditions, available services (food, lodging, bike shops), directness and grade (steepness).
Open houses will be held:
May 21, Madison - Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street
May 27, Milwaukee - Mitchell Park Pavilion, 2200 West Pierce Street
May 28, Appleton - (Grand Chute), Grand Chute Town Hall, Community & Board Rooms, 1900 Grand Chute Boulevard
June 2, Eau Claire - Mayo Health Systems of Eau Claire (Luther Campus Clinic), 1400 Bellinger Street
June 9, Wausau - Northcentral Tech College, 1000 West Campus Drive