Springfield City Council plans new trail connections and sidewalks | KY3

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Springfield City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that will create new trail connections and sidewalks, earlier this week.

There are five separate projects within the ordinance, two of which are in the Galloway Village Neighborhood. The first of the Galloway projects is a sidewalk connection for Greenwood Street to the Galloway Trail. That project also includes a new traffic signal at the intersection. The second Galloway project in the ordinance is some reconstruction for a portion of trail between Republic Road and Sequiota Park.

The third and fourth projects in the ordinance are near the Fassnight Creek Greenway. One will work to connect Jefferson Avenue to Phelps Grove Park, while the other will build a half a mile of new sidewalk on Luster Avenue from Sunset Drive to Seminole Street.

The final project outlined in the ordinance is a new sidewalk for neighborhoods south of Farmers Park. The new sidewalk would travel down Harvard Avenue from Swallow Street to Aladdin Court, measuring about a half a mile.

MoBikeFed comment: City officials said that these sidewalk and trail connections were prioritized because citizens were asking for them.

Citizens working together to ask for better walking and bicycling connections in their communities carries a lot of weight with city officials.