Dane County allocates $764K for communities to expand bike trails
Seven communities will receive matching grants to expand trail interconnectivity throughout Dane County, according to a release.
The 2015 Dane County budget allocated funds available through the Partners for Recreation and Conservation and Ride Bike Trail grant programs, officials said. Municipalities were eligible to receive up to $250,000 to offset bike trail design, engineering and construction costs.
More than $764,000 will be allocated to the city of Madison, the town of Westport, village of Shorewood Hills, village of Cross Plains, village of DeForest, village of McFarland and village of Mazomanie.
Grants were awarded for capital projects that expand bike trail interconnectivity, create destination-oriented regional bike trails, and improve bike safety, officials said in the release.
City of Madison: $133,000
Capital City Trail Segment 1 connection to future Glacial Drumlin State Trail.
Town of Westport: $156,621
Woodland Drive Trail connection to proposed North Mendota Trail.
Village of Shorewood Hills: $22,400
University Avenue Trail extension connection between City of Middleton’s and UW-Madison’s trail system.
Village of Cross Plains: $200,000
Zander Park Trail Expansion segment of proposed Good Neighbor Trail between Middleton and Mazomanie.
Village of DeForest: $106,629
River Road Trail segment of Upper Yahara River Trail loop.
Village of McFarland: $64,050
Lower Yahara River Trail Expansion
Village of Mazomanie: $81,517
Lake Marion Trail connection from Lake Marion/County Road KP to downtown Mazomanie and Good Neighbor trail.