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Bringing Outdoor Trails to Logan County

Almost a year ago, a public meeting brought together over 30 individuals to discuss the bicycle and trailway master plan developed under the guidance of the Logan County Regional Planning Commission. The plan was completed by Farnsworth Group using a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and provides a framework to facilitate transportation enhancements for bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters and non-motorized vehicles throughout all of Logan County. Since then, much progress has been made to make the trails a reality in Logan County.

Why are trails important to Logan County?

“Trailway systems enhance the overall quality of life and give people an opportunity to incorporate exercise into their daily routine. Research has shown that walking and biking may help reduce cases of asthma, decrease rates of obesity, lower health care costs and even improve mental health,” said Angela Stoltzenburg, Manager of the Healthy Communities Partnership.

Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP) is a collaborative organization comprised of dozens of community agencies and is financially supported by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation. HCP is collaborating with the Logan County Regional Planning Commission to host a second public meeting to discuss the status of the trail and encourage others to get involved.

The public is invited to the Lincoln Park District ballroom on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30pm to hear about progress, next steps and opportunities to join the effort.

To review the Bicycle and Trailway Master Plan, visit http://www.co.logan.il.us/zoning/docs/Bicycle_Trailway_Master_Plan.pdf.

For more information, please contact Healthy Communities Partnership at 217-605-5008.
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