Formal construction and the initial landscaping of the Beerline Trail Extension have been completed.
On Monday, August 24th, Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Alderman Nik Kovac, Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban, Greater Milwaukee Committee president Julia Taylor, Riverworks Center executive director Darryl Johnson and project coordinator Dasha Kelly presented at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the trail extension.
This extension of the Beerline Trail is an excellent example of “creative placemaking” in Milwaukee. The trail corridor is a former railroad line that historically served the brewing industry. This abandoned rail right-of-way has been reinvented as a multi-use non-motorized trail for walking, running, bicycling, skating and other forms of active transportation and recreation. This extension is the northern end of the existing Beerline Trail, which winds through the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. It includes berm installations and other landscaping to re-establish and support urban wildlife, as well as the ARTery – various art installations – along the trail.