Friday, 25 May 2018 13:12

New signs mark path of River City Trail

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BANGOR - A path popular with walkers and bikers will now stand out a little more, thanks to some new signage.

Newly marked River City Trail was officially opened Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in West Market Square.

 

Walk-n-Roll Bangor, a local group representing cyclists and pedestrians, has been working with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to create a route through the heart of downtown.

 

The group's advisors said that since the city has invested tens of millions of dollars into developing these areas, they decided to install signs to help people find their way around.

 
"It's great for people who are just coming here visiting. I think it will help boost tourism but also [benefit] the tourists that are here, help them get around and have it be a more enjoyable experience," John Williams, executive director or the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, said.

 

The signs include distances from and directions to notable locations along the trail.

 

The trail starts at the Paul Bunyan statue on Main Street and runs through five economic hubs, including Bangor Waterfront and West Market Square.