Location: Pittsburg

Hike-and-Bike Path Coming To Pittsburg

An editorial in the Pittsburg Morning Sun (Hike-and-bike path may make for a healthy community) came out in favor of a proposed multi-use path in Pittsburg, Kansas. The southeast Kansas community of about 20000 is also home to about 6000 students at Pittsburg State University.

The path, about 1.5 miles in length, is envisioned to connect the PSU campus to local shopping and entertainment.

Todd Kennemer, assistant director of public works, said he envisions “Pittsburg as a network of hiking and biking trails, giving residents the ability to travel the town and exercise, while traveling outside of their usual vehicle routine.”

Blake Benson, the president of theChamber of Commerce, said that hike-and-bike trails could be a valuable tool for attracting families to Pittsburg.

While the city has been talking hike-and-bike trails for at least 10 years, sentiment has recently grown in favor of the investment, and on Tuesday evening the city commission approved the project.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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