Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail Network

Last Updated: 09/25/2020

Madison Parks is currently in the planning phase of developing a citywide system of multi-use, bike optimized, off-road trails. Through research and data analysis as part of the 2018-2023 Park and Opens Space Plan, one of the recommended strategies from the plan is to improve connectivity to enhance access and create a comprehensive system of greenspace connections. In 2019 the City applied for, and obtained, a trail planning grant from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). This grant provides matching funds of $20,000 to produce a citywide feasibility study and develop a trail concept plan.Currently, the City is working with IMBA to compile land records and planning files to produce this citywide trail plan.

The City of Madison Parks Division is hosting three community engagement meetings. At each of the meetings, City staff will provide a short overview of the project, followed by two 15-minute breakout sessions for attendees to learn more about off-road natural surface trails, their purpose, benefits, and components. The meetings will conclude with a question and answer session.

The community is invited to attend these meetings and provide feedback. Prior to the meeting and providing feedback, please review the online project Story Map introducing the project.

Each of the meetings will be held virtually, from 6:00 – 7:30pm on the following dates.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may submit feedback or questions to madbat@cityofmadison.com.
 

After public input has been gathered more detailed planning and design can take place on individual trail segments and locations.
 

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