Task force to study Wyoming's bicycle and pedestrian pathways gets approval

Awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature is a bill that will create a statewide taskf orce focused on bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The bill, introduced and passed in the Senate earlier in the session, earned its final approval in the House of Representatives with 38-22 vote this week. According the Wyoming Pathways organization, the task force will "'study the benefits and opportunities of bicycle and pedestrian pathways and natural surface trails in the state' for recreation and transportation in Wyoming. It would be the first study of this type in Wyoming." After studying the state's existing pathways, economic benefits, and safety considerations, the task force will be called upon to "to fund the construction and maintenance of pathways and natural surface trails, including private and nonprofit sources along with local, state, and federal sources. The Task Force will also review possible fees to use state trails." *Feature Photo: h/t Teton County / Jackson Hole Community Pathways, David J Swift / Pitchengine Communities* #oilcity #buckrail #county10 #reboot #springcity #county17 #dally #shortgo #news