Pavement Ends
James Baughn

Replacing rails with trails

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at 2:18 PM


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  • I have ridden both the Katy Trail and the Tunnel Hill trail and they are wonderful ways to enjoy nature and get exercise. The trail (spur) from Columbia to the Katy Trail is used by walkers, bikers and runners. I hope this can happen, I will be on it often.

    -- Posted by Always_Learning on Tue, Jul 29, 2008, at 11:01 PM
  • I echo the sentiment to turn it into a rails-to-trails. The route is long enough and scenic enough to attract serious riders and provides an alternate to riding 25, which is fairly narrow and has traffic moving at greater than the speed limit in most places.

    It'll be money well spent. Rails to trails have an economic benefit wherever they've sprung up.

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 7:28 AM
  • Sounds like a good use for some of the 300K that the County just got for parks by sell the land to the Drurys.

    -- Posted by darkstar on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 10:16 AM
  • I think there is federal money to help with this project. The Missouri Parks Foundation, which works to secure park land might also help. In addition, there was some talk that the settlement money from the Johnson Shut In disaster would go to buy the land to extend the Katy trail to KC, maybe this project would qualify.

    The point of being able to ride and not be in Hwy 25 is excellent. It is tough enough to drive it in a car with no shoulder, let alone on a bike.

    -- Posted by Always_Learning on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 12:11 PM
  • Great Idea! Turning a negaitive into a huge positive. You are my favorite blogger and I hope this information reaches all the right people.

    -- Posted by CeilingCatKnowsBest on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 12:44 PM
  • That would sure be a little boost for Delta, as I suppose if the bridge is salvageable, it would be the southern terminal. But why not go all the way to Morley or Charleston? Maybe they could once again crank up the old Caney grocery! Let's get Scott county involved, too!

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 10:57 AM