We have come surprisingly close to having some major trails connected out South over the past few years. Unfortunately, we still lack a clear connection between the Plaza and downtown. I think there may be some hope that Gillham is eventually connected, but its a travesty (and speaks volumes about priorities) that something doesn't exist yet.rxlexi wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:55 amSeems like as good a time as any to bring up the real need for a major urban core recreational path. Whether this is an extension of the existing and much beloved Trolley Track Trail or something else entirely. There is a nice little piece along the riverfront and over through the West Bottoms, a solid stretch along Brush Creek east/west, and some great singletrack in the wooded hills of Cliff Drive and Rosedale Park, but no central, accessible off-street path through the heart of the city.I see more and more runners on Main Street all the time. It’s great to see renewed activity in the city, but it’s kind of awkward when trying to walk with someone else on the sidewalk and a crew of joggers comes barreling towards you. Has anyone thought about turning the alley between Main and Baltimore into a jogging trail? Is it still used for truck deliveries? Would need more lighting and proper running surface but could be a nice addition to DT.
You can now ride all the way from the Blue River Trail (at Minor Park south of Red Bridge Road) to the Indian Creek Trail which links into the Johnson County trail system. The Blue River Trail also now is within a stones throw of connecting to the Trolley trail. If you want, you can get there via street connections easily today.
(the sink hole section of the trail has been repaired)
The Brush Creek trail has been extended South so you can get all the way to Swope Park. There are some really cool sections on this. Ironically, there is just about no way to get through Swope Park to the south side where you would be able to meet up with the Indian Creek and Blue river Trail junction. Hopefully one day our LARGEST PARK can have a contiguous trail through it. Because once it connects those trails, there will be a really nice circuit out south of the plaza just waiting to get plugged into a downtown trail.