Bike trail system under construction in Carlisle

From the Patriot:

Bicyclists, walkers and runners soon will be able to enjoy a continuous trail system in Carlisle.

Construction on the  began in December. When finished, the project will link components of the borough’s existing trail system via borough streets and off-road trails.

Dedicated bike lanes on Hanover and High streets in Carlisle are part of the borough’s road diet which restricts vehicle traffic to one lane in those areas. This bike lane is on West High Street.DAN GLEITER, The Patriot-News

The on-street connections will feature “sharrows,” or shared lane markings – the bike-shaped pavement markings used to remind motorists that bicyclists are permitted to use the full lane. The existing bike lanes on High and Hanover streets are the only dedicated bike lanes in the borough. The use of sharrows will keep all existing parking areas intact.

Installation of street signs associated with the project will start soon and proceed as the weather permits. Sharrow markings will be installed once the weather gets warmer.

The project s expected to be completed in June and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation through the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.

For more information, contact Andrea Crouse, Carlisle Parks and Recreation Department, at 717-243-3318 or