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Contributors raise $75K for 'Hampline'

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This route comes after more than 500 contributors met the crowd-sourcing goal to raise $75,000 for the what will soon be known as the Hampline. This route comes after more than 500 contributors met the crowd-sourcing goal to raise $75,000 for the what will soon be known as the Hampline.

(WMC-TV) - A state-of-the-art bike/pedestrian route is coming to Binghampton.

This route comes after more than 500 contributors met the crowd-sourcing goal to raise $75,000 for the what will soon be known as the Hampline. Reaching the goal means that the two-mile project will start on time and be finished before winter 2014.

All donations made this week were matched by the Hyde Family Foundation, but the crowd-sourcing for $75,000 completes the $3.7 million budgeted to build the route. Organizers say another $800,000 will be needed later to enhance sidewalks and other aesthetics.

According to the crowd funding site, the Hampline will connect the western end of the Shelby Farms Greenline with the east side of Overton Park. The track will be painted along Tillman Road and Broad Avenue. Barriers will also be built onto the streets to protect bike riders.

As of Friday night, more than $78,000 had been raised. All of the donors' names will go on a plaque; additional money will pay for a bike rack at Lester Community Center and a bike repair station.

Organizers hope to have the Overton Park Gateway and bike plaza finished by then end of 2013. Then they will move to building the western pathway (from Broad to East Parkway). They will finalize construction plans for the on-road portion of the project in January 2014.

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