Ryan Announces $100,000 Grant For Forsyth Bike Trail Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2000
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced
the Village of Forsyth will receive a $100,100 grant to construct a
1.2-mile extension to an existing bicycle path.
"This extension is an important part of the
village’s long-range recreation plan that links village facilities
with residential neighborhoods and provides a safe place for residents
to ride, especially in traffic-heavy areas," Ryan said.
The grant will fund two, 0.6-mile extensions to
the village’s existing 4.1-mile trail. One leg will connect the
Woodland Hills and Montezuma residential neighborhoods to the existing
bike trail network, while the other leg will extend the Elwood Street
bike trail on the east side of the village to the abandoned railroad
bridge over Interstate 72.
Funding for the Bicycle Path Grant Program comes
from a percentage of motor vehicle title transfer fees. More than 640
miles of trails have been funded since the grant program was established
Grants for bicycle paths fund up to 50 percent of
a development project’s cost, up to a maximum of $200,000.