Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The proposed Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Northeast Wisconsin is envisioned to maintain and improve the momentum of bicycle and pedestrian planning that has occurred at all levels of government over many years.

The project will give a regional perspective of walking and bicycling opportunities along with their associated facilities within Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Florence, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, and Sheboygan counties. The project planning period will include:

  • Inventory of existing facilities;
  • Identify physical and other impediments to walking and biking in the region;
  • Develop strategies to increase the use of walking and bicycling modes as transportation options in the 8 northeast Wisconsin counties.

The Importance of Planning for Bicycle and Pedestrian Initiatives:

  • Increases ability for some businesses to attract and retain employees due to the presence of alternative transportation modes
  • Creates jobs through design and construction projects related to pedestrains and cyclists
  • Stimulates growth in active transportation related businesses (e.g. bike shops, outdoor recreation shops, bike and walking tour companies)
  • Increases out-of-state visitors who participate in walking or bicycle tourism to invest in northeast Wisconsin
  • Socioeconomic benefits include cost savings to both the individuals and the public, increased efficiency of land use, and increased livability
  • Improves the health of the environment and population

Click here to participate in the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey to help this project!


Published by Friends of the Fox River Trail

Friends for the Fox River Trail (FFRT) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping the Brown County Parks Department with the maintenance and upkeep of the Fox River State Recreational Trail in Brown County. Over the past 16 years, the FFRT have helped to raise money to pave additional mileage, to build bathrooms, picnic areas and rest stops. Upcoming projects include working with the Village of Allouez on installing a walking trail and picnic area next to the river in Sunset Park. Besides fundraising, the FFRT hosts work days to help remove invasive species and clean up the areas around the trail.

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