New Bike and Pedestrian Path Dedicated
Several weeks after it opened, a dedication was held Wednesday for the bike and pedestrian path across the new I-74 Bridge.
Local and state officials, along with members of local bike clubs cut a ribbon over the center of the bridge where the Oculus is located.
Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati says the path makes an important connection across the Mississippi river between the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities.
"These connections are good. They are the metaphorical and literal bridge to building community in and among us. Building a community of distinction is a challenge but this path helps us accomplish that."
Visit Quad Cities President and CEO Dave Herrell called the bike and pedestrian path "super freaking cool."
"And what it stands for is we can do anything that we put our minds to. We can do anything that we want to do. We can have cool things in the Quad Cities."
Bi-state Regional Commission Executive Director Denise Bulat calls this a rare gift from Moline and Bettendorf. The path was made possible because the two cities agreed to be responsible for its maintenance.