ABC Trails Plan - three rural counties in Kansas | Thrive Allen County

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Allen County, Bourbon County, and Crawford County (“ABC”) is actively working to improve the bicycling and walking environment to improve access to opportunities for physical activity, enhance quality of life, and encourage economic growth. Each community recognizes that active transportation – biking and walking for transportation, as well as outdoor recreation – impacts our lives in a number of important ways. Research, such as the cost benefit analysis “The Potential Trail Benefits for Bourbon County, Kansas,” (Robb, 2017) has shown trails to do more then add to community’s appeal as a place to live . . .

This plan contains both short-term and long-term goals. The short-term goals are concrete steps that the three counties can take, right now, to make it safer and more attractive for residents and visitors to recreate or travel by bicycle. The long-term goals are concepts for projects that may take five, ten, twenty or more years to come to fruition, but have the potential to have large positive impacts on our physical and economic health. The long-term goals may seem ambitious, but establishing them as part of this plan is the first step to making them reality.

MoBikeFed comment: If they can do it in rural Kansas, we can do it in rural Missouri as well!

(And in urban Missouri, of course . . . )