OUR INITIATIVES

Pathways

Friends of Pathways is the community advocate for a complete pathways system, partnering with government agencies for construction support and ongoing education and encouragement programs. Over 53 miles of pathways have been completed in Teton County with an additional 16 miles in Grand Teton National Park. We’re working diligently with local government to help complete the remaining “missing links” of our pathway system proposed by the 2007 Pathways Master Plan. Visit us here to keep up-to-date on these current projects.

S 89 Pathway

As part of the south highway 89 widening project, the adjacent pathway will be extended, from Game Creek (where it ends now) to the Swinging Bridge. A new tunnel will connect to Game Creek and then head south on the east side of the highway. The new pathway segment will also provide a safe route to the new Munger school for students in the area, including a tunnel near the school access road.

Snow King Ave

Friends of Pathways and the Town of Jackson engaged engineering and design firm, Mobycon, to develop a Dutch type of solution to make this critical travel way more inviting. In 2018, a pilot project was conducted to launch this new design, which resulted in an increase in the number of cyclists and reduced speeds from vehicles.

Jackson Alley Project

This project will make May Park more accessible to nearby neighborhoods by bridging Cache Creek Ditch and improving the alley on the western edge of the park with a safe and inviting walk/bike route.

West Broadway Cycletracks

With the completion of the Budge Drive Stabilization Project, the cycletracks on the north side of Broadway will be completed, so cyclists will no longer have to veer from their protected route onto the highway.

Streets | Bike Share

START Bike is a program of START Bus. A full bike share system will be launched in the spring of 2018 with 55 bikes and 17 stations.

Trails

Friends of Pathways has a formal partnership with the USFS to collaborate on design, construction and stewardship of local trails for all users – hike, bike, horse, and ski. We’re committed to providing easy year round access to trails that are essential to maintaining our high quality of life in Jackson Hole.

Youth Trail Crew

Friends of Pathways employs a youth trail crew to work side-by-side with Bridger-Teton Trail Crew staff to improve our close-to-home trail system.

Read more about the Youth Trail Crew >

Teton Pass Bridge Project

The Teton Pass Bridge Project rebuilt 14 bridges that had been significantly damaged at troublesome creek crossings and bog areas. In 2019, the Youth Trail Crew will replace the final two bridges to complete the project.

Outreach

Friends of Pathways outreach programs focus on respectful and responsible use of our incredible pathways, streets, and trails.  We reach youth through our integrated cycling education programs, iWalk, iBike, iBus to School Days, and by partnering with local community events.  Our Adult Outreach programs encourage increased use of alternative transportation and respectful, responsible actions while on pathways, streets and trails.

Winter

Friends of Pathways advocates for winter grooming and plowing and partners with Teton County and the Bridger-Teton to teach responsible use on Teton Pass, the pathways, and at trailheads.

Documents & Resources

Y Intersection Concepts (1/4/17)

This memo provides suggestions for improving the current WYDOT design for the Y-Intersection to better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

JH Complete Streets Plan

The pathways improve my life because I can bike to school with my friends. By biking, I can see my friends and spend time with them.

– Hayden Poduska (Poduska Family)

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Trail Conditions for 5-24-19

Ahh the winter that keeps on giving, we are still about a month behind last year in the trails drying out around the valley.  With the snow last night and rain in the forecast the upper elevations that were getting dry are pretty slimy and slick.  There may be some opportunities to get out during dry spells this weekend but I would recommend staying low and avoiding shady north facing trails.  The crew this week cleared Ferrins and Wilson Canyon and they are both dry up to the meadows.  Wilson Canyon has more water damage to the trail as the old cow retaining pond at the top has failed and water is running down the canyon for about a mile until it disappears underground.  The crew also cleared the lower parts of History, Crater, and Black Canyon on the pass.  There is still a lot of snow lingering in the trees there, but Jim Verdone was able to plow Old Pass Road so that is a good dry option.  If you see Jim give him a big thank you for all the work he is doing to keep the Old Pass Road in usable shape.  Have a fun weekend and hopefully we will get a little sunshine.