We've been working with residents and staff of Fitchburg, Wisconsin since spring of 2016 to update the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update will provide specific guidance regarding route networks, intersection treatments, programs, and implementation strategies to make walking and biking in Fitchburg more enjoyable, safe, and a viable transportation option for all residents.
Fitchburg, a city of about 25,000 people adjacent to Madison, Wisconsin, was awarded the Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists in 2014 due to the hard work of a committed community of commuter and recreational bicyclists. The city is home to three major regional trails - the Military Ridge State Trail, the Capital City Trail, and the Badger State Trail, as well as several local trails. Numerous shared-use paths, as well as the area’s first Bike Roundabout Commuter Station and a number of high-quality mountain bike trails round out the picture of a city with numerous assets already in place and a clear path to the next level of bike/walk orientation and success.
The project is currently in progress, with anticipated adoption of a final plan before the end of 2016.