Priority Action Item - Trails and Bike Paths Enhancements

Objective - Trails & Bike Paths Enhancements

bike paths iconIncrease recreational and multi-modal transportation opportunities through the expansion of trails and bike lanes.

Key Team Members

City Engineer Rick Murphy
Grants Administrator Hope Reasons
Parks & Recreation Department Director Amie Clark
Planning Director Nic Hutchison

Trails & Bike Paths Priority Details

  • Use community feedback to identify opportunities for the expansion of the Greenway Trail and bike lanes
  • Determine the next phase of the Greenway Trail and begin the planning process
  • Explore or successfully obtain grants for the Greenway Trail expansion
  • Revisit the bike plan for implementation opportunities

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

Grant Opportunity Staff is applying for the National Park Service – River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. This technical assistance grant would 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.

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 quarterly meeting in Calvert City.

Commission Priorities

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