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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Highway 95 Trail

The Idaho Transportation Department is poised to build a 16 mile bike path along Highway 95 from Highway 53 north to Granite Hill and possibly rebuild 8 miles of trail from Appleway north to Hwy 53. This would bring a trail from Coeur d’Alene to Sandpoint close to completion. ITD’s policy on building trail facilities is to build and abandon since they don’t have the resources to maintain trails. In order for ITD to build this trail they must have a commitment from the City of Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, and the City of Hayden to maintain the trail. This is a one-time offer and if any of the agencies turns down this offer then ITD will not build the trail and we lose 2.2 million dollars’ worth of trail facilities. Please attend the Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at the CDA Library on Monday, December 17th at 5:30pm in the Community Room to show your support for this trail. Without the support of the community there is a chance the commission will pass on this opportunity. Another very important meeting to attend is the Hayden City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 5:30 at Hayden City Hall on Government Way. Please show up and let them know of your support as well.


  1. Yes, The Highway 95 Trail is most in need of updating and repair. The existing trail is more like a rutted and root heaved path. If there is any chance of fixing it, I'm all for it!

    As the highway becomes more limited access it is imperative that we develop bike routes to the north.

  2. This is a no brainer of course it needs repaired and built from Coeur d Alene to Sandpoint. What a great idea for a race. Not to mention why should we have limits on where we can go foot or bike?