By Dianne Koch
Walkers and bikers can now access a new parking lot on John Deere Road and Highway 52/3. Situated on the north side of John Deere Road near the Dubuque Driving Range, Mini-Golf, Bar, and Grill, the new lot provides pedestrians and bikers access to go west on the trail to the Northwest Arterial Trail or go east to the 32nd St. Trail. This centrally located trail will ease the parking situation on Peru Road, where trail users previously parked in the driveway of a utility substation, blocking utility workers. The close proximity of the new lot to the Dubuque Driving Range Bar and Grill offers trail users a chance for a cold drink or sandwich after exercising on the trail. The trail was a joint project funded by Dubuque County, the City of Dubuque, and state funds.