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Bike and pedestrian plan to be unveiled at council meeting

April 7, 2019

MORRISON – Morrison City Council members will hear a presentation on a study done for a master plan to address a bicycle and pedestrian project.

Officials from Ride Illinois will present their findings on a study funded by the Friends of the Park Foundation at the council meeting tonight.

Part of the presentation will include quality of life improvements on the road-bike network and a portion will be on other proposed off-road trails in the system. Ride Illinois officials also will describe other areas for potential off-road trails.

They also will describe various types of dedicated lanes for bike riders throughout the trails in the city. The type of bike lane will be determined by how much space is available in the roadway and other factors.

Council members will hear recommended priority areas for bike trail improvements and four trail areas in and around the city. Ride Illinois representatives also will offer advice on how to secure grants and other funding for some of the proposed ideas in the study.

City Administrator Barry Dykhuizen also will present the preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget for the city at the meeting.

Council members also will be presented with a special use request for an auto sales business at 301 W. Lincolnway.