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High Cliff Connection Project Page

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC), in partnership with municipalities in the Fox Cities, is completing study for a new pedestrian / bicycle route along the northern edge of Lake Winnebago, linking communities to High Cliff State Park.

The study will consider accessibility, route types, land impacts, intersection crossings, amenities, and links to existing trail networks, to create a connection that will serve a variety of users, such as walkers, cyclists, and others.

This project has been identified as a priority through a number of previous community planning efforts, and the study will provide guidance on the route alignment, as well as design and strategies for funding and implementation.

The study will focus on identifying a route that connects the Loop the Little Lake Trail, the City of Menasha, the Village of Harrison, and the Village of Sherwood along an east-west corridor to High Cliff State Park, with potential for building off of the existing Friendship Trail. As the study progresses, other spur connections and links to other surrounding communities will be identified as well.

Over the course of the study, this website will be used to share information, register for events, and provide a way to gather input on the plan and planning process.

The study began in August of 2021, and is anticipated to be completed in July of 2022. HKGi, a planning and landscape architecture firm, has been contracted to provide professional services as consultants for the study.

Now Hiring – Administrative Coordinator

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is hiring an Administrative Coordinator who will report to the Executive and Assistant Directors. The Administrative Coordinator plays an essential, coordinating role within the Commission. The position performs duties which include preparing, editing, and formatting reports and data; preparing meeting agendas, meeting materials, resolutions and recording/writing of the summaryContinue Reading

Now Hiring – Associate Transportation/SRTS Planner

Associate Planner – Transportation/Safe Routes to School (SRTS) East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is looking for two energetic and dynamic professionals to join the Transportation Program (50%) and Safe Routes to School Program (50%). The Associate Transportation Planner will assist with transportation planning efforts including but not limited to transit planning, specialized transportation coordinationContinue Reading

Now Accepting Section 5310 Grant Applications

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) and Valley Transit is now accepting applications for Section 5310 Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Assistance Program for the Appleton Urbanized Area. The goal of the 5310 Program and the Appleton Transportation Management Area (TMA) is to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities through financialContinue Reading

RFP- Feasibility Study and Master Plan for Multimodal Connection to High Cliff State Park

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms to conduct a feasibility study and create a master plan for a multimodal connection from the Fox Cities to High Cliff State Park. The purpose of this project is to conduct a feasibility study and create a master plan for a multimodal connection from theContinue Reading

Tracking COVID-19 in Wisconsin

ECWRPC has created a COVID-19 dashboard to view Department of Health Services data. Click here to view  –

Economic Impact Survey – Observation Period 1

In working with WEDC, UW Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services, the New North, and our organization, we ask you to take this survey by April 6 which will be used to measure the economic loss and to assist in future recovery efforts, as this COVID-19 pandemic plays out across Wisconsin. We thank UW-OshkoshContinue Reading

Report: Linking Health and Transportation: Voices of Oshkosh Walkers, Cyclists and Transit Users

The Fox Valley Thrives Transportation Team conducted a series of focus groups to understand user perceptions of the Oshkosh area’s transportation system. These focus groups allow for better understanding of the connections between transportation and health, identify what facilities enhance or impede a person’s ability to use walking, biking, and transit in the Fox Valley.

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