The City of Madison has applied for TAP funding to complete a critical segment in the plan to link the Capital City Path in Madison to the Glacial Drumlin trail at Cottage Grove Road. Phase 1 of this connection is a path from Wagon Trail to just east of I-39/90. It will include an at-grade crossing of the railroad at Wagon Trail and a path under the Interstate using the existing railroad bridge underpass.
Bicycle trips between Madison and Cottage Grove will be significantly safer and easier with this connection. It will increase the number of people choosing to bike both between Cottage Grove and Madison and will also assist people looking to reach other communities like Deerfield, Lake Mills and Milwaukee. The recreational opportunities will support the economic vitality of all the linked communities and this connection will also provide access to jobs in the growing communities of Madison and Cottage Grove.