Residents Rally For Urban Trail Development (VIDEO)

By Chris Smurr - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

May 24, 2014 Updated May 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Residents on the Southeast side of Fort Wayne are rallying for the development and completion of urban trails to parks and downtown sites.

The group held a meeting Saturday morning and has composed ideas to complete existing trails in the area as well as suggest putting trails along Hanna Street connecting to Tillman Road.

Trail organizers say there is at least a million dollars available in Legacy Funds for trail development.

Though city officials have suggested other routes, like putting a pathway along Smith Street, organizers say they need something that better suits the needs of the citizens in the area.

“We're suggesting that it could go a little further and I think from Wallace Street to go out to Tillman is less than five miles. So if we could get something like that it would actually enhance the health, bring the family out, and beautify the community. We just want to be practical in the whole thing,” said Officer Diane Rogers, Liaison for the Fort Wayne Police Department.

For more information on the urban trails project, call Linda Brooks at (313) 434-6549.

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