Ribbon cut for extension to Beerline Trail; now open for walkers, runners and bikers

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee's Beerline Trail is now open for walkers, runners and bikers.

The ribbon was cut on Monday, August 24th on the extension for the Beerline Trail.

Beerline Trail

Beerline Trail

This project is the result of a partnership between the city of Milwaukee and a number of community organizations.

The Beerline Trail is a former railroad line that historically served the brewing industry.

The extension runs through the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods.

"Let's make it a space that the community can use, so we worked with some of the property owners along the way, with a paramount concern about security to make sure people could have access into and out of the path and how do we bring the neighborhood together and what you're seeing today is a culmination of all that work," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

Beerline Trail

Beerline Trail

The non-motorized trail can be used for walking, running, bicycling and skating.