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By KATHY CICHON Staff Writer
After reviewing the document in a workshop earlier in the evening, the park board unanimously approved the district's Trails Master Plan on Thursday night.
"It's a good start," board President Suzanne Hart said. "I think it's definitely a very strong need in our community."
The plan will serve as a living document the district will use for enhancing connectivity of trails in the city and neighboring communities.
"One of the main objectives of the plan was to look at all the studies that were out there and compile them all into one document," said Trevor Dick, senior associate with consultant Houseal Lavigne.
Along with recommendations for future improvements, the plan includes an inventory of all existing trails in the city, and identifies trail types. The plan also includes summary of amenities to be included along the trail system where possible. Those include restrooms, vehicle and bike parking, drinking fountains and pet amenities.
"We heard from a lot of people that ride regional trails that they want mileage markers," Dick said.
Work on the plan began about six months ago, and the process included several public meetings, online survey and resident feedback.
Trail users want a connection north to the DuPage River Trail and McDowell Grove Forest Preserve that travels beneath the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail crossing, along with an underpass or trail running parallel to Ogden Avenue, he said. The plan recommends the district continue working with the city and forest preserve district on the improvements.
Among the other recommendations of the plan: