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Dane County Bicycle Wayfinding Manual under Development

February 02, 2016
Sara Kwitek, Dane County Parks, 608-224-3611 Erika Hotchkiss Brummel, Marketing & Outreach, 608-212-5358
Land & Water Resources

Public information meeting February 15, 7:00 pm at Lussier Family Heritage Center

 

Dane County Parks in partnership with the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board has contracted with Toole Design Group to develop a countywide Bicycle Wayfinding Manual.  The manual will provide guidelines for designing and implementing a uniform wayfinding and destination sign system for the Dane County bicycle network. 

 

Dane County bicycle infrastructure has undergone immense growth and improvement in the past ten years. Many major shared-use paths connect communities across the county, including the Capital City State Trail, the Military Ridge State Trail, the Badger State Trail, the US Highway 12 Side path, the Cannonball Path, and the Ice Age Junction Trail. In addition, Dane County communities have substantially expanded their local networks of shared use paths and on-street bike routes. 

 

With the growth in facilities comes the need to ensure that bicyclists can easily navigate the bicycle network.  Bicycle wayfinding assists those unfamiliar with an area, provides guidance along routes that are not intuitive, and can provide encouragement to ride to destinations such as county and local parks, business areas, and cultural attractions.

 

A public information meeting will be held on Monday, February 15, 7:00 pm at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison.  Staff will present an overview of the draft Bicycle Wayfinding Manual and collect feedback on the project.

 

For further information about the upcoming meeting, contact Sara Kwitek, Dane County Parks at 608-224-3611 or kwitek@countyofdane.com.  More information regarding the Bicycle Wayfinding project can be found online at https://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/bike-wayfind/default.aspx.