After more than one year of construction, the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Multi-Use Path has been completed and is available for use. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 4, at 5:30 p.m. to officially open the path.
If you wish you attend, park in the Northern Rehab Physical Therapy parking lot located at 232 West Lincoln Highway. Please follow the signage and DeKalb Public Works will escort attendees to the location. The event will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
In 2011, the DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) published a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan proposed constructing a path to connect Northern Illinois University (NIU) to the City’s bike paths. In the spring of 2012, DSATS applied for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant to assist with the construction of such a path. The grant was approved, and the City began construction in the summer of 2017.
The Kishwaukee Kiwanis Multi-Use Path links Prairie Park on the south side of Lincoln Highway to the NIU campus on the north side of Lincoln Highway via an underpass. This provides an off-street bike path from Devonaire Farms Subdivision to Hopkins Park and then links to the DeKalb Nature Trail. The path will improve regional bike trail connectivity.
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