700-mile bike network planned for Milwaukee and surrounding Southeastern Wisconsin counties

After years of anemic bike trail funding, a group of lawmakers and bike advocates are looking to kick-start Wisconsin’s bike trail initiatives with a “catalytic” project in the southeast corner of the state.

The Route of the Badger would create a more than 700-mile trail system by connecting a patchwork of existing trails in seven counties in and around Milwaukee. Backers say the project would enhance recreational opportunities, promote healthy lifestyles, boost commuter biking and inject millions of tourism dollars into local economies...

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