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Written by Marvin Wanders   
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:50
Fitzpatrick Property Trail Closure AKA Connector Trail
Effective immediately until further notice


The Fitzpatrick property aka “connector trail” has been closed to bicycle traffic until further notice. The trail will remain open to foot traffic. Closure of this trail is necessary due to deed restrictions that specifically prohibit bicycle use on this property.

This is definitely bad news, except for the fact that the Department of Natural Resources, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, City of La Crosse Parks Department and HPT have all been working diligently and collaboratively to solve this issue to remove the deed restriction prohibiting this user group. It is imperative that until the deed restriction issue is resolved, users on bicycles must respect the barriers and posted area of “no bike use”!
Users who knowingly continue to use the trail will impede HPT’s ability to continue to expand our existing trail system, and will put the City of La Crosse in a compromising position with future Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Funding.

It is our expectation that this issue will take 12-24 months to fully be resolved. It is critical that everyone understand that the City of La Crosse, MVC, & DNR are going above and beyond the call of duty for you as trail users in solving this issue. If you have questions, Gene Roberts and I have spent the most time on this specific issue, we are more than happy to add additional insight!

PLEASE RESPECT THIS CLOSURE - FUTURE EXPANSION DEPENDS ON IT!!

Respectively Submitted,
Marvin Wanders
HPT Board Member

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