The trail created a regional passion to complete the remainder of the connection through the county.
High Trestle Trail Connection
City of Perry, Iowa
The City of Perry is a major stop along the Raccoon River Valley Trail - one of the largest continual loops in the country - and positioned east of High Trestle Trail. The ideal connection point for this trail is near an up-and-coming residential area and schools. The city needed to move forward with improvements to allow for growth, but had no plan to integrate a high-use trail connection that would fit into the area.
Bolton & Menk created options that would meet the needs of local users and the overall connection plan for High Trestle Trail, while creating connectivity between the trails to highlight Perry's biking history. The connection was funded by the STP program and became an integral part of the city's growth and future plans.
The trail created a regional passion to complete the remainder of the connection through the county. Alignment options were developed to create a trail experience through parts of the historic railroad corridor - a rich part of Perry's history. Creating the first link has motivated the city to consider additional funding and interest.