Ozark Greenways looks to the future

A recent issue of the Springfield News-leader had a very good article about Ozark Greenways. Bruce Adib-Yazdi, who is an alternate board member with the Missouri Bicycle Federation, has been named President of Ozark Greenways.
With a new leader gazing into an expansive future, Ozark Greenways is sprouting ideas that include carving more new trails and promoting Greene County as a trail-seekers destination,

If, for instance, a typical trail user like John Schweighardt wants more trails, he'll get them from the volunteer organization, even as it moves to strengthen other efforts, such as linking tourism and trails and preserving more open space around Springfield.

"More trails are always better," Schweighardt said Friday while taking a walking break during a job on the Galloway Creek Trail with Robin Bacon, who was using an afternoon jog in near-freezing weather as part of a physical training regime for entering the military. . . .

The Springfield man isn't alone in wanting to see more trails, and that's what will happen both in the immediate future and in the long run, Ozark Greenways executive director Terry Whaley said during the organization's 15th annual membership meeting Thursday, when Bruce Adib Yazdi was chosen president.

One of Adib Yazdi's first actions in office was to ask Greenways members what they want the organization to do.

Ideas ranged from linking Springfield with the effort to build trails in the Branson area to promoting the designation of alleys as bicycle routes.
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