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Petition: Would Junction City Benefit from a new Hike & Bike Trail?
Posted Date:
1/15/2014

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Ways you can help:

 

1. Sign our online Petition at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/junction-city-new-hike-bike-trail

 

2. Take our online Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JunctionCityTrail

 

3. Write a letter of support to Mayor Cecil Aska.

 

4. Ask your community leaders how the trail project is progressing.

 

5. Encourage your friends and neighbors to help too! The City of Junction City is applying for a KDOT Transportation Alternatives Grant in February 2014 to construct a Multi-

Use Trail on the north side of 8th St. between Rucker Rd. and Spring Valley Rd. Part of this grant application requires support from citizens who will actually be using the proposed trail.

Junction City is growing and much of that growth is happening to the west of US 77 where the new Middle School is already located. Helland Park, Junction City’s new nature park, is open to the public but not easily pedestrian accessible for residents living west of US 77. Both the High School and the Middle School use Helland Park as an outdoor classroom.

Our society is moving toward integrating pedestrians, bicyclists and other forms of non-motorized travel into the urban setting as gas prices continue to rise and sustainable travel options are in greater demand. This movement is recognized by the Federal Highway Administration, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and locally by the City of

Junction City. If you or your children have ever walked or biked this route, you know how dangerous it is! Rock outcroppings, steep sideslopes and a narrow bridge over US 77 force pedestrians into the roadway! Let’s make a safe pedestrian route for All Junction City Citizens!