filed under: feasibility studies
Milwaukee – Wisconsin
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
The Beerline Trail runs diagonally through the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods of Milwaukee along a former railroad right-of-way. Since 2002, the City of Milwaukee and community partners have been working to clear railroad tracks and make the right-of-way accessible to the neighborhood as a connective corridor and green space.
Much has been accomplished – there is a paved trail from N. Bremen Street that runs diagonally to W. Capitol Drive, and there have been many incremental improvements to the trail driven by community members, including public art, seating areas, and many community events and programs on the trail.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community, and that other development inspired by and centered around the trail as a premier public green space benefits residents equitably. Prior to the Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project efforts, this corridor was significantly impacted by blight, disinvestment, and a lack of perceived safety. This plan lays out the road map towards these community goals and priority projects.
Published December 2019
The goal of this report is to highlight greenway trail programs, policy, funding, and design trends, as well as best practices. This peer city and aspirational city report summarizes data gathered from eight peer cities and two aspirational cities and compares it against data from the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) region.
This feasibility study examined the development of a multi-use rail with trail along the State-owned railroad, as well as a number of alternate routes. This study does not recommend specific routes, but highlights the possibilities for further consideration by the involved individuals and communities.
The Sheepskin Trail, a rail-trail project is a proposed 34 mile bicycle/pedestrian path that will extend from Dunbar Township to Point Marion Borough at the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line. The intent of this study update is to utilize and update the 1999 Feasibility Study as necessary based on changes to the trail corridor that have occurred in the past 18 years.