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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:37 AM

Kansas is working to connect dozens of communities with trails

An exciting venture is underway in the Sunflower State: the creation of an inter-connected trail system that will link dozens of communities, generate economic activity and entice Kansans to recreate for health and the enjoyment of the outdoors.

Old railroad lines are being repurposed as multiuse trails for walking and biking. Several organizations are working on building rail-trails in Kansas.

More than 27 rail-trails are either completed or partially completed, and 13 are undeveloped. In fact, 565 miles are completed and 273 miles are under development or planned. The goal is to link these together into a interconnected system. This will involve utilizing both out-of-service rail lines and building connecting paths within highway rights-of-way.

By midcentury, it is possible that trail users will be able to bicycle safely on trails all the way from Topeka to Wichita. Also, it may be possible to travel on trails from Kansas City, Missouri, west to Lindsborg in central Kansas.

Read more: https://kansasreflector.com/2021/04/03/kansas-is-working-to-connect-dozens-of-communities-with-trails/

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