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 January 2019
posted Jun 14, 2023
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posted May 15, 2023
Mountain Bike Trail Development: Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process,” a 242-page “how to” manual covers modern trail development from trail types, to landscape analysis and design, to environmental and construction considerations, cost implications and more.
posted Dec 22, 2020
This guidebook can be used to assist in successfully planning, designing, and constructing mountain bike trail systems, while keeping in mind that user issues must be addressed at every stage of development.
posted Aug 20, 2020
The purpose of this plan is to assess progress to-date and develop a strategy to connect local and regional systems into a statewide trail network reaching to all areas of the Commonwealth.