The Beerline Trail Equitable Implementation Plan – 2019

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.

Attached document published January 2019

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