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Bayshore Connectivity Trail Project – Door County

In early spring of 2023, the Bike Fed worked with stakeholders and local officials in the village of Egg Harbor and the Town of Gibraltar to discuss a number of trail projects that would increase safe cycling and walking opportunities for community members and visitors alike. 

In May 2023, Bayshore Connectivity Trail stakeholders were notified that the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) selected the Bayshore Connectivity Trail Project, following a competitive grant process, to receive technical assistance and community planning. The Town of Gibraltar also applied for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding in late March to go towards a feasibility study for an envisioned 16-mile multi-jurisdictional project that will link the villages of Sister Bay, Ephraim, and Egg Harbor; and the towns of Liberty Grove and Egg Harbor. In July 2023, stakeholders were informed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation that they had been awarded $108,376 in TAP funding for the feasibility study.

This off-road bike and pedestrian trail would provide a safe connection for students to use to get to the area’s largest K-12 school, which is located in the Village of Fish Creek. Currently, safe walking or biking options between the villages are non-existent. We look forward to continued involvement in the planning and development of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure that will increase safety and connectivity in the Door County communities of Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Ephraim, Liberty Grove, and Sister Bay. 

Going forward, Bike Fed staff will continue working with project stakeholders and community members on next steps following the completion of the feasibility study.

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