On Sept. 14, 2021 Friends of Pathways moved cones into the street to create a protected bike lane down Snow King Avenue and the entirety of Willow Street. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Two separate community engagement meetings next week will discuss the proposed Willow Street Safe Routes Project.

The Willow Street Safe Routes Project is a proposal to the Jackson Town Council from Friends of Pathways and Jackson Hole Community Pathways. It proposes to continue the seasonal protected bike lanes on Snow King Avenue from where they end at Cache Street to Willow Street, and on Willow Street from Snow King Avenue to Gill Avenue.

If approved, this would make a complete protected bike route through town, linking destinations like Jackson Elementary School and the Rec Center with Snow King Mountain, Phil Baux Park, and Teton County Library. The project aims to install temporary protected bike lanes by Spring 2022.

In September 2021, the route was tested with a temporary bike lane in place. The primary purpose of the temporary bike lane was for Jackson elementary students to safely bike to school for iWalk, iBike, iBus to school day.

The meetings will take place next week on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. An in-person meeting will be held at 320 South King Street from 12-1 p.m. and the other will occur on Zoom from 6- 7 p.m.

For more information about the meetings click here.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.