Angela Stoltzenburg of Healthy Communities Partnership described HCP
to those in attendance and explained why the partnership is involved
in the trail plan.
"Healthy Communities Partnership, funded by the
Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, is proud to partner with the
Logan County Regional Planning Commission. As we work toward
becoming the healthiest community in America, we know that
opportunities for safe, physical activity in the county is
critical," Stoltzenburg said. "We are thrilled with this opportunity
(to) collaborate with other supporters of the trail and look forward
to moving this plan forward to make Logan County a better place to
work, live and play."
Bret Aukamp presented the Master Bicycle and Trailway Plan to the
attendees. The plan was completed by Farnsworth Group, using a grant
from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The master plan
provides a framework to facilitate transportation enhancements for
bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters and nonmotorized vehicles
throughout Logan County. The plan was approved by the Logan County
Regional Planning Commission in February and approved by the Logan
County Board in May 2013.
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Several people volunteered to sit on a steering committee that
will work with the Logan County Regional Planning Commission in
order to begin implementation of the plan. That group met on Nov. 12
to discuss next steps.
"We are further in the trail process than we have ever been. The
plan has been established and adopted by the county. Now it's time
to do the work of determining the first steps for implementation,"
Interested residents are encouraged to like Healthy Communities
Partnership on Facebook or contact Stoltzenburg at 217-605-5008 for
updates regarding the trail.
[Text from file received from Angela