The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) recently received an update on the US 90 Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study.
The US 90 Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study, initiated in 2019, is being developed to evaluate the usefulness of constructing a multi-use trail to connect Tallahassee to Monticello along US 90. The project will stretch from Pedrick Road in Leon County, east to the Monticello Bike Trail on the east side of Monticello in Jefferson County. The 10-12 foot wide trail will run approximately 21 miles.
According to the report, the project hopes to provide a safe and continuous multimodal trail to connect Tallahassee and Monticello, expand on the SUNTrails Regional Trail Network, and provide alternative transportation opportunities for residents, businesses, and visitors along the US 90 corridor.
The Shared-Use, Nonmotorized Trails, or SUNTrails Network are regionally connected trails that usually follow an abandoned railway, canal bank, or scenic highway. Local governments and citizens groups have created these paved trails in communities from the Florida Keys to the Panhandle. The Foundations seeks to close the gaps between existing trails to create a system of greenways and trails throughout the state.
The study, completed by consultant Kimley Horne and Associates (KHA), was presented as a detailed report to the committee and highlighted the conditions for the possible corridor.
Some of the information collected for the study is roadway data to show average daily traffic information, land use that notes suburban and rural land, and environmental conditions to detail hills, wetlands, trees, etc.
Public outreach is a priority for the project, and there have been two virtual meetings in April and May 2021. The report showed that public feedback was generally positive—however, there are some concerns regarding properties along US 90 and how they might be affected.
The following public participation meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Tallahassee Eastside Branch Library.
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