The Friends of the Trails thanks Mayor Mike Troup and the City Council for North 12th Street improvements from Locust to Koch’s Lane.
These sidewalks, on one side of 12th from Locust Street to the Cedar Creek Bridge and both sides of North 12th up to Koch’s Lane, already are being used even before the project is complete. We hope these improvements can continue to connect both Iles Elementary School as well as the missing sections on Koch’s Lane from 12th to 18th Street.
We greatly appreciate these investments toward the quality of life for our community. We strongly support additional sidewalks and bike lanes, especially when connecting to our new elementary schools and the Bill Klingner Trail.
Another project the Friends of the Trails is encouraging is a sidewalk/bike path connecting the existing trail at North 24th Street along Wismann Lane to the Amtrak Station. Amtrak is now advertising bringing your bike on the train to Quincy, but once tourists arrive, we have no connection to the Bill Klingner Trail. We also would like to see the sidewalk along 18th Street connect to the trail system. It now dead-ends just north of the 18th Street bridge. These types of small extensions would provide huge benefits.
The many street improvements during the last few years are improving our community. These types of quality of life enhancements make our community more attractive for growth and retention.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Board of Friends of the Trails
Craig W. Moncey
ChFC President, The Friends of the Trails
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