PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR TRAILS

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to travel within the Springfield Region without having to drive a car or dodge vehicles on your bicycle? Have you ever wanted to travel from Republic to Strafford or Willard to Ozark without having to drive on James River Freeway, US-65, I-44? Would you like a network of trails that span “Main St. to Main St.?” If so, we want to hear from you!

We, the Ozarks Transportation Organization, are collaborating with Alta Planning and Design to refine possible connections between communities within the region. These connections may include rural trails that go from city to city, and urban greenways that connect these rural trails. The goal is to connect key points of interest and important green spaces along the way. We need to know what places along these proposed corridors matter to you!

 Our process will not focus solely on the good. We want to know where we might run into obstacles. In addition to targeted meetings with property owners, we want to hear from the public on what might prevent a trail’s completion. More importantly, we want to know how to overcome these obstacles!

 You will have two opportunities to connect with us. On Wednesday, April 19, we will be at the Library Station on North Kansas Expressway from 5-7pm. If you can’t make it on Wednesday or want a location that is closer to home, we will be at The OC in Ozark on Thursday April 20 from 5-7pm. Each meeting will provide you the chance to review maps of proposed trail corridors, provide input on key destinations, and comment on trail alignments.

If you can’t make it in person, please visit our study website, www.ototrailstudy.com, to review preliminary trail corridors and share your comments.

1 Comment on PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR TRAILS

  1. Bob Rubino // May 31, 2017 at 10:40 am // Reply

    Both the cities of Nixa and Ozark are in the OTO Area of responsibility and neither community or the surrounding areas have received sufficient funding for walking and biking trails. The main funding affords for trail development have been centered in Greene County. What will it take to get more trail funding resources to be directed to the Christian County part of the OTO? Does it take non-governmental non-profit groups to step forward to help in this effort, or does the local city and county governments in Christian County need to lead this funding effort?

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