Join Mayor Tom Barrett and others as they cut the ribbon to officially open the extension of the Beerline Trail on August 24, 2015. This “rail to trail” redevelopment project is the result of a partnership between the City of Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC), the Riverworks Development Corp., the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative, MKE<->LAX, beintween and other arts, cultural and community organizations.
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 land- scaping to re-establish and support urban wildlife, as well as the ARTery – various art installations – along the trail.
Media coverage is welcome and encouraged.
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting: Beerline Trail – N. Richards Street to W. Capitol Place
WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Intersection of N. Richards and E. Keefe
WHO: Mayor Tom Barrett
Ald. Milele Coggs, 6th District & Ald. Nik Kovac, 3rd District Julia Taylor, Greater Milwaukee Committee
Dasha Kelly, Still Water Collective
Darryl Johnson, Riverworks Development Corp.
DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban, emcee