The first of four community forums on developing bike trails in Urbana will be held Wednesday.
URBANA — The first of four community forums on developing bike trails in Urbana will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 N. Water St., U.
The forums are being organized by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the city of Urbana and the Urbana Park District.
The park district is looking at developing bike trails within existing parks and possibly building trails connecting Urbana parks, said Gabe Lewis, a transportation planner with the RPC. The city of Urbana is looking at developing more on-street trails and possibly some off-street connecting trails, he said.
A report about opportunities and constraints toward building more bike trails will be presented to the city and the park district by this summer, Lewis said.
In addition to Wednesday's communitywide forum, others will be held:
— 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 18, King School, 1108 W. Fairview Ave., U.
— 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Urbana Early Childhood Center, 2202 E. Washington St., U.
— from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Leal School, 312 W. Oregon St., U, especially for Spanish-speaking residents.