Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail Network
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. Once a preliminary concept plan is completed it will be presented to the public through a series of public informational meetings and comments will be gathered. From there more detailed planning and design can take place on individual trail segments and locations.
It is expected that Madison Parks and IMBA will hold a series of public meetings in late 2020. Currently options for meeting and public input are being evaluated with COVID restrictions. Your input and comments on the proposed plan are important in shaping the trails in the City of Madison.