October 17, 2016 - City of Fort Wayne trail usage saw a third quarter increase of nearly 24,000 trail users compared to past years. A total of 188,711 walkers, joggers, and cyclists took to our trails in the third quarter of 2016 breaking the previous third quarter high mark of 154,828 set in 2012.
The 22 percent third quarter growth followed the all-time record high month set earlier this year in June when 73,226 residents were on our trails. The previous high mark for June was 55,432 set in 2012.
Figures for this September show an increase of more than 10,000 users with 65,744 users this year compared to a previous high of 55,037 set in September of 2012. Infrared counters are utilized to track trail users in 14 locations on City’s 70 miles of trails. The Fort Wayne Regional Trail Network adds another 20 miles outside of the City creating a network of 96 miles in Allen County.