City officials in Hailey and Bellevue say they're encouraging support for a $3.5 million bike path levy to be put before voters in a special election on Tuesday, May 21.
This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that the levy, proposed by the Blaine County Recreation District, would be used to resurface the decades-old Wood River Trail which winds through through the Wood River region. BCRD representatives say the trail, last surfaced in 1988, suffers from severe cracking and root protrusions.
A citizen group advocating the levy secured the support from Hailey and Bellevue elected officials April 15 and plan on lobbying for their effort before the Sun Valley City Council on Thursday, May 2, and the Ketchum City Council on Tuesday, May 7.
“The bike path, in my mind, is probably the best, if not one of the best, assets of the Wood River Valley,” said Hailey Mayor Fritz Haemmerle, according to the Mountain Express. “It’s probably one of the best bike paths I have ever seen in my life. It is worthy of public support.”