Trails and Bike Lanes

Objective - Trails and Bike Lanesbike paths icon

Having a walkable and bikeable community through the expansion of trails and bike lanes.

Note: This has been a Commission Priority since 2022.

We Want Your Feedback!

Please take this online survey to provide your feedback on extending the Greenway Trail and adding bike lanes in Paducah with a focus on expanding in the Southside. The survey has 19 questions and takes approximately 10 minutes or less. The survey is open through June 16.

Greenway Trail and Bike Lanes Survey

Public Meetings to Provide Input on Bike Lanes and Extending the Greenway Trail

Thank to everyone who attended the June 4 and June 6 public meetings to provide input on adding bikes lanes and extending the greenway trail. The National Park Service is compiling the feedback and will return later this summer to present various ideas. You will have an opportunity to provide additional feedback at that time. 

In June 2023, the City accepted the National Park Service – River, Trails, and Conversation Assistance Program Technical Assistance Grant. Through this grant, National Park Service staff is assisting the City with the creation of a master plan to extend the Greenway Trail, gather input for an urban bike loop plan, and prepare for a future application to become a designated Kentucky Trail Town.

Trails & Bike Lanes Priority Details

Expectations and Tactics
  • Work with the National Park Service to adopt a Greenway Trail Master Plan.
  • Use community engagement throughout the Bike Lanes and Trails planning process.
  • Explore grant opportunities for trail construction.
Accomplishments - 2022 to present

Community Feedback  Planning staff are reviewing the existing bike/pedestrian plan and developing a community engagement and strategic plan for moving forward. 

Project Organization  Establishing a project team and gathering historical information regarding the Greenway Trail and the bike plan while seeking out grant opportunities. The Planning Department has hired a Planner who will focus on this project.

Training The Planning Director attended the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission's 2022 quarterly meeting in Calvert City.

National Park Service Grant  City received in 2023 the National Park Service – River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program grant. This technical assistance grant will assist in the design and public input process for Greenway Trail extensions and bicycling loops. The goal would be for Paducah to ultimately apply for a Kentucky Trail Town designation.

  • The project kickoff with the granting agency was held in September 2023.
  • Two meetings were held with the steering committee of project partners (November 2023 and January 2024) to begin the strategic planning. The January 2024 meeting included a SWOT analysis, vision statement drafts, goal development, and short-term action items. Meetings with the project partners are continuing. 
  • Two public meetings and several focus group meetings were held June 4-6, 2024, to gather feedback.

Commission Priorities

Read all Commission Priorities and Continuous Improvement Items including each action item's objective and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.