MoDOT and city cooperate on new multi-use trails in Jackson

The SEMissourian reports that the city of Jackson and MoDOT are cooperating to create a network of new biking/walking trails that will connect all public schools in Jackson.

The first stretch will be along West Independence Street, which leads from Jackson Middle School to nearby neighborhoods, a funeral home, and a trailer park.

West Independence Street, where autos routinely drive over 40 MPH, has no sidewalks or shoulder but is routinely used by middle school students walking to school, because it is the only available route.