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Bike Trail update (Gregg Lawrence).

posted May 9, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 Good morning!  You are getting this email because you expressed an interest in helping with the planning of a bike path/walking/running trail that will connect McKay’s Mill residents to the paths in Brentwood.  I wanted to give you an update on our progress on that.

 Tuesday night, I met with Gary Vogrin with Kiser Vogrin Design and Alderman Bev Burger on this issue.  Kathy Danner was unable to attend.

 Gary is the architect who is currently working on the design for the improvements to McEwen from Cools Springs Blvd. to Wilson Pike.  What we discussed was building a separate bike/walking trail like the one along Carruthers Blvd. between Hwy 96 and Liberty Pike that will connect with the Brentwood trail system, and a bike path that could possible extend from the end of Liberty Pike to Clovercroft Elementary so that McKay’s Mill children could ride their bikes to the school.

 I have also had discussion with officials from both Brentwood and Nolensville about connecting all of these paths and extending them down to the new Ovation development and connecting them to the trail on Carruthers.  That would eventually give M. Mill residents access to a trail system that could extend for perhaps 25 miles or more.  The response to this idea has been very positive from both communities.  In general, I would say that we are behind many other communities in America in developing walkable/bikeable greenspace trails and that is something that many of our community leaders are committed to changing.

 Gary Vogrin is in the process of drawing up a general concept plan for the ideas that we discussed.  He will probably have that ready sometime in July.  Once he gets the initial design done, we will invite all of you to come to a meeting to see the plans and to give us your input and feedback.

 I want to thank you all for your interest in improving our community.

 Kindest Regards,

 Gregg Lawrence

4th District County Commissioner

Updated on 5/9/2015

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