The vision of the Waupaca County Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan is “an
interconnected network of intra- and inter-community linkages developed;
ultimately enabling bicyclists and pedestrians to travel safely and conveniently
to destinations within and beyond Waupaca County.”
The primary charge of the Greenways Commission is to use the Bike\PED plan as a guiding document to administer grants. These grants are intended to help finance projects that further the objectives of the overall plan.
Since trips taken on foot or by bicycle are often for the dual purpose of transportation and recreation in Waupaca County, the potential for creating a countywide network of both on- and off-road accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians is important. With opportunities to promote bike touring and extended hiking trips, as the system grows, it will not only serve the needs of its residents but will also prove to be an effective tool in attracting additional tourism dollars. This belief is reflected not only in the overall vision, but also in the goals and objectives and specific strategies and implementation actions that are proposed in the plan.
Congratulations to the Spring Grant Award winners: the City of Marion, the City of Waupaca, the City of Weyauwega and Greater Waupaca Area Parks and Trails. The Greenways Commission has committed just under $26,000 towards these greenway projects. Thank you again to these project applicants for their continued commitment and support for greenway opportunities within their communities.