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Trail Updates

START PLANNING YOUR FALL RIDE!

Fall 2007

Fall Planning Fall is the perfect time to visit the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Cooler weather, colorful trees and family friendly community events along the Trail round out a perfect Fall weekend. Call the Ozaukee County Tourism Council for hotel and B&B recommendations along the Trail. 1-800-403-9898.

Trail Project Update– Due to only receiving one bid, the Ozaukee Interurban Trail Advisory Council is working towards re-bidding the project as a steel fabricated truss bridge. For additional information, please read the article “Interurban bike bridge path takes another twist”   Click here for more information.

Birding Guide– The Trail has been designated as Great WI Birding and Nature Trail and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail Advisory Council has been working with a consultant to develop a birding guide for the Trail. It is anticipated that this guide will be completed in the Spring of 2008.

Bike Racks on Busses The Ozaukee Interurban Trail Advisory Council has forwarded a recommendation to the Ozaukee County Public Works Committee to support the installation of bike racks on Ozaukee County’s busses.  The Public Works Committee voted unanimously to continue moving this concept forward by researching cost estimates, grant opportunities and exploring implementation issues.  The Milwaukee County Transit Committee voted 4-1 to apply for grants to implement a bike rack on bus program for Milwaukee County.  Information on this decision can be found here.  For an example of a bus bike rack system, please visit the City of Madison’s Rack & Roll Bike Rack Program here.

Fall Community Events Along the Trail-

For a list of  events, click here.


Fall Colors Along the Trail– 2006
Picture taken by Helen Ward

Upcoming Trail Advisory Council Meetings

2007 Meeting Dates
October 16, 2007
All meetings start at 1:00 PM in the Ozaukee County Administration Center Auditorium

Meetings are open to the public!

Motorists- Share the Road with Bicycles! Bicycles are vehicles, just like automobiles, busses, and trucks, and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as the drivers of any other vehicle. Help prevent bicycle-motor vehicle crashes and fatalities by following these rules;
  • Give bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance when passing.
  • When turning left, watch for and yield to oncoming bicyclists just as you would yield to oncoming motorists.
  • When turning right, yield to any bicyclist traveling on your right. Do not try to pass a bicyclist if you are planning to turn right at the next intersection or driveway.
  • Be aware of children riding bicycles. A child riding in the street may suddenly swerve in front of you or a child on the sidewalk may suddenly ride out in front of you.
  • Bicyclists are permitted to ride two abreast on any street if other traffic is not impeded.
    Bicyclists must ride on the right, in the same direction as other traffic.
  • Bicyclists passing a parked, stopped or moving vehicle are also required to give at least 3 feet of clearance.

Source: WI Dept of Transportation– Bureau of Transportation Safety

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For a free Ozaukee County Tourism Guide and Trail Map, contact:
Ozaukee County Tourism Council (1-877-875-7795) or your local Ozaukee Chamber of Commerce.
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