Pleasant Hill moves forward with part of Katy Trail connection to Kansas City

An article in the Pleasant Hill Times this week indicates that Pleasant Hill is moving forward with a bicycling/walking trail that will be an important part of the connection between the Katy Trail and Kansas City's MetroGreen trail network:
The Pleasant Hill City Council last week approved a contract with a Kansas City consulting firm for design and engineering work on a walking and bicycle trail from downtown Pleasant Hill to the City Lake. . . .

Pleasant Hill was awarded a $388,000 grant this summer to build the 3-mile trail to the City Lake. The grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation is funded through the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program. . . .

Eventually, the trail will link Pleasant Hill with the Metro Green system of interconnected bicycle and walking trails being built throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

It could also provide an essential link between the Metro Green trail system and the Katy Trail across Missouri. Plans are underway to extend the Katy Trail from Windsor into the Kansas City metropolitan area across the old Rock Island Railroad right-of-way that runs through Pleasant Hill.

Pleasant Hills trail to the City Lake is also a major component of a new trail master plan being developed by the Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Board that calls for new developments to set aside corridors for a netof interconnected bicycle and walking trails around the community. . . .
More on what the Katy Trail Connection to Kansas City would look like.

More on how this fits into the regional quad-state trail vision.