WPR News
11:45 am
Fri July 29, 2005

Support for Grand Teton Pathways High

Laramie, Wy – The National Park Service has extended the
public comment period on a proposal to build bike and pedestrian
pathways in Grand Teton National Park.
The comment period was previously scheduled from May 27th to August first. The new comment deadline will be August 25th.
The Park Service has proposed three alternatives to build new bicycling and walking paths in Grand Teton.
One alternative has separated pathways throughout the park. Another, which the Park Service favors, has pathways in just the high-use areas. A third provides for wider shoulders on park roads.
Separately, the National Parks Conservation Association says a
random survey of 200 park visitors it conducted found overwhelming support for a pathways system off the main roads.