Priority Action Item - Bike Lanes and Trails

Objective - Bike Lanes and Trails

bike paths iconHaving a walkable and bikeable community through the expansion of trails and bike lanes.

Note: This was also a priority in 2022.

Lead Departments

Parks & Recreation

Trails & Bike Paths Priority Details

Expectations and Tactics
  • Engage with a consultant to update and adopt a Greenway Trail Master Plan.
  • Develop a bicycle friendly frame for the community and update the Bike Master Plan.
  • Use community engagement throughout the bike lanes and trails planning process.
Accomplishments - 2022 to present

Community Feedback  Planning staff are reviewing the existing bike/pedestrian plan and developing a community engagement and strategic plan for moving forward. 

Grant Opportunity Staff is applying for the National Park Service – River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. This technical assistance grant would assist in the design and public input process for Greenway Trail extensions and bicycling loops. The goal would be for Paducah to ultimately apply for a Kentucky Trail Town designation.

Project Organization  Establishing a project team and gathering historical information regarding the Greenway Trail and the bike plan while seeking out grant opportunities. The Planning Department has hired a Planner who will focus on this project.

Training The Planning Director attended the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission's 2022 quarterly meeting in Calvert City.

Commission Priorities

Read all Commission Priorities and Continuous Improvement Items including each action item's objective, key departments, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.