Kirksville makes plans for new trails, sidewalks, bike lanes | The Mexico Ledger

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Young said city staff is devoting significant focus to the plan because trails are a commonly requested amenity at parks, while increased connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists can promote safety and public health.

The plan highlights major corridors throughout the city as proposed locations of new sidewalks and bike lanes, and several parks as proposed locations of walking trails. New trails are already included in parks master plans for Rotary Park, North Park and Brashear Park, and the Forest Lake Area Trails System organization is working to fund a trail to connect Kirksville’s streets with trails at Thousand Hills State Park.

One goal of the plan is to ensure that citizens throughout the city can safely walk to parks, for example by adding sidewalks on New Street for ease of access to Rotary Park.

The proposed plan spans 20 years. True said it will provide a blueprint for future decisions to ensure they are in line with the city’s overall goals.