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Wyoming Pathways

The Transportation, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural Resources Committee has agreed to draft a bill that would help fund more walking and bike paths in communities around the state.

Tim Young, executive director for the recreation advocacy group Wyoming Pathways, recently testified before the committee, asking them to consider investing $10 million in the “Active Wyoming” initiative. He says the benefits go far beyond the initial cost.

The Metropolitan Planning Committee for the city of Casper and surrounding areas is looking to make roads safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians and is inviting the public to contribute ideas and comments.

The proposed plans include the creation of new walking and biking paths, the extension of existing paths, painting bike lanes on roadways, improving signage, and revising intersection markings. Project analyst, David Hough, says in addition to safety, the project’s goal is to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to get where they’re going.

Grand Teton National Park announced plans to upgrade its pathway system Tuesday. Slated improvements include lengthening the trail by more than two miles and safety enhancements, including signs, path striping, and the addition of a modern style roundabout.

The project will extend the park’s system of bike paths, part of which runs parallel to highway 89. Several smaller safety features have already been installed, such as path striping and better signage.