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Take the Campus to Commons trail survey

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2023)  City planners are looking into the best way of making a shared-use trail along the Virginia, Red Mile, Forbes Road corridor, connecting University of Kentucky’s campus at Virginia Avenue and Limestone all the way north to the intersection of Forbes Road and Leestown Road.

The goal is to make the entire area safe for biking and walking, encouraging more people to bike and walk and enabling students, employees and others to commute confidently in this corridor. 

Planners would like your input into the project by participating in a quick survey here

This is an initial survey to find out more about people’s experience of the corridor and how they would like to see it improved in the future. Survey input will guide the study team as they make choices about what kinds of changes to propose. There will be additional outreach and input needed once the study team has ideas to share.

“We know our community wants more options when it comes to getting around,” says Hannah Crepps, senior planner in LFUCG’s Division of Planning. “The bottom line of this study is to determine the best design and construction changes needed to make the corridor safer for all modes of transportation. We want streets that actually encourage more people to bike and walk!” 

Shared use trails create more ways for people to bike and walk safely and comfortably. This trail has been identified as a critical link between North Lexington and campus. Planners want to consider how best to accommodate the different uses along this path, including commercial business, single-family housing, student housing and industry.

Partners in the project include the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and the University of Kentucky.

For more details about the Campus to Commons project and to take the survey, visit the Campus to Commons website.

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