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Proposed bike path in Adams Co. would connect tourist destinations

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Dec 18, 2012 4:00 AM
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(Gettysburg) -- Plans for a proposed bicycle path in Adams County would connect two well-known tourist destinations.

Healthy Adams Bicycle Pedestrian Inc.'s "Gettysburg Inner Loop" path would run from the Civil War battlefield south of the borough to the train station where president Abraham Lincoln arrived before delivering his "Gettysburg Address."

The path would include a so-called greenway segment.

Project coordinator Tom Jolin says the planning on the greenway is expected to be complete in April -- thanks to the support of groups like Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Hospital and the borough.

"We have just absolutely wonderful support from within the borough," Jolin says. "We have 23 letters of support from various organizations from within the county, and especially Gettysburg. That shows a lot of community support and advocacy for a bicycling system."

Jolin says the greenway and loop are just a couple pieces of what the group Healthy Adams Bicycle Pedestrian envisions as a network of trails across the county.

He says construction on the greenway could begin in 2015.

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