Could there be a shoulder-side bike trail connecting Alta and Storm Lake in the future? It's a possibility if there's enough local support, says State Senator Mary Lou Freeman.
Freeman got interested in the idea after seeing a lot of people biking along busy Highway 7.
"I live at Lake Creek and I see people bicycling along the highway a lot between Storm Lake and Alta," she said.
She contacted the Iowa Department of Transportation to see what it takes to get such a trail. Freeman said the DOT needs at least 25 people or more that would routinely use the trail to consider adding one along the side of the highway.
The shoulder would be widened and rumble strips added to separate the path from the highway, Freeman said.
The Alta City Council met this week and urged residents to voice their support for such a trail.
Read the rest of this article in the 1/11 Pilot Tribune.