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County Considers Adding 160 Miles of New Trails


The update of Tippecanoe County’s long term transportation plan will include specific details for trail projects for the first time ever.

The goal is to add about 160 new miles for walking and biking.

Assistant Director for Transportation Planning John Thomas says making these types of plans are important because of how the community is evolving.

He says the goal is to construct the trails in a way that accommodates both the needs of pedestrians and motorists.

The Transportation Department is taking public input on the proposed trails.

The long term transportation plan, which runs through 2040, is expected to go in front of the Area Plan Commission for a vote in June.

Thomas says as of not, the exact costs of the project is not yet known.

There are currently about 40 miles of trails in the county, West Lafayette, and Lafayette.