The City of Lodi Department of Public Works just finished the installation of a “multi-use path” to the west of Strangeway Ave. Final clean-up and landscaping was underway today, and the path is open for use.
The wide, asphalt-paved path is open to pedestrians, bicycles, little red wagons and similar traffic. It begins at Strageway Ave., passes the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Pebble Stone Village, and connects to the existing, traditional sidewalk at Valley Drive (by the Lodi Medical Clinic).
This new path provides a paved walkway from Grand Avenue up to the new Lodi Primary School. Previously, Primary School students would have to cross Sauk Street at the Strangeway intersection, and then again at the Middle School parking entrance. Because of the configuration of roads in the area, this eliminates 7 road crossings for students, and moves others to lower-trafficked roads.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.