Hikers, bikers can have input on more trails in Springfield area

Galloway Creek Greenway
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A planning organization for the Springfield metropolitan area wants input on how to expand the hiking and biking trails in the area. The Ozarks Transportation Organization has two workshops this week on trails.

The first meeting is this Wednesday from 5 to 7, in the Frisco Room of the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. The second one is Thursday from 5 to 7 in the Community Room of the Republic Library, 921 N. Lindsey Ave. in Republic.

People who can’t attend the meetings may submit online comments.

The Ozarks Transportation Organization wants to connect greenway trails in Springfield to those in surrounding communities. It’s evaluating approximately 75 miles of potential regional trails. It wants people to attend one of the meetings to learn about this project and make suggestions to OTO staff and board members and its consultant, Alta Planning and Design.

The workshops will let people review the various routes under consideration and review some initial cost estimates. Maps and summaries will be on display. The preferred alignments
may be viewed here.

If you have any questions, you can call Andy Thomason, (417) 865-3042 x107, or send a message to AThomason@OzarksTransportation.org