Independence wants your input on 'Truman Connected' bike path

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Now is your chance to help leaders in Independence, Missouri, design a new bicycle and pedestrian trail.

The city will hold a forum at city hall Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to show concepts, routes and gather feedback.

The project is called Truman Connected because the roughly 8-mile long trail will connect the Truman Library with the Truman Sports Complex. The pathway will makes stops at Independence Square and the Englewood Arts District too.

City councilman John Perkins expects the trail to be mostly off road, but incorporate some bike lanes on regular streets too. He said the city has set aside a little more than $10 million for the project. Just under half of that total comes from a federal grant.