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CRBC Proposes Construction of Bohdan T. Kulakowski Memorial Bikeway

Location of the proposed bikeway

CRBC is submitting requests to PennDOT and College and Harris Townships to begin the planning process for construction of a bike path along Warner Drive to connect the South Atherton Street Bikeway and the bike path from Mount Nittany Middle School to the planned Oak Hall Park.

The proposed bikeway would allow cyclists and pedestrians to access the park from Boalsburg and State College via off-road paths. It would be located along the road (see photo) where Dr. Kulakowski was killed while cycling home from work on March 22 of this year. The proposal includes a rest stop and memorial for Dr. Kulakowski.

 

This project is part of CRBC’s program to develop complete streets (see completestreets.org) and to connect parks to communities via paths which will enhance safety and encourage everyone to explore and travel our community using their own power. Such paths will especially improve fitness and development of mobility and independence among children by allowing parents to urge them to navigate their community by bicycle.

We hope the improvement in health and quality of life produced by this path will serve as a fitting memorial to a dedicated cyclist who is missed by all who knew him.