City of Winnsboro Bicycle Trail

The City of Winnsboro is excited about the completion of their new bicycle trail. The bicycle trail is multipurpose for both bicycles and pedestrians to open up the residential communities for pedestrian traffic to the neighboring Franklin Parish High School. Of cities in Louisiana with populations over 5,000, Winnsboro is ranked 1st in percentage of bicycle commuters and 15th in percentage of pedestrian commuters, so this new bicycle route will be used by both cyclists and pedestrians.

Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix & Hixson, Inc. (MML&H) designed the trail which has improved the fitness and exercise options in this area by providing residents of the surrounding neighborhoods with a safe place to walk, jog, and bike. This trail has also allowed children to walk or bike to school safely as a healthy alternative.

The City of Winnsboro received grant funds from the FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana (RTPL). RTPL is a Federal-aid assistance program that provides funds for all kinds of recreational trail uses. RTPL is administered by the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation and provides funding for recreational trails in both urban and rural areas throughout the state. This program provides 80% of required funds with the rest in local funds. Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix & Hixson, Inc. (MML&H) would be glad to help you plan your Recreational Trail project.