Petrifying Springs Park

Posted by Doug Shidell, December 31st, 2012

This charming park with the odd name has recently been upgraded with a new bike trail running the length of the park and connecting to an existing trail running eastward by the UW-Parkside campus and the Kenosha county bike path. But, still an opportunity was missed, I think. The bicyclist who wants to continue west can take county A, a surprisingly rural and low-traffic road passing through farm country. But county A jogs at the very busy Green Bay Road, forcing the rider to briefly join Green Bay and then get into the left turn lane. This potentially dangerous maneuver could be avoided with a short stub trail from the new trail to Green Bay directly across from the intersection with the west-bound county A, which would allow the bicyclist to cross Green Bay without joining it.

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