If you could design a pedestrian and bicycle path that connects residents and visitors to neighborhoods, Independence Square, Truman Library, Englewood Arts District, Truman Sports Complex, and the Rock Island Trail, what would it look like? The City of Independence, in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and a Steering Committee of community members, is kicking off Truman Connected to develop a concept plan. Community feedback is important to developing the best possible route, so the City is seeking comments about the destinations you love, barriers for reaching them by foot or bicycle, and more.
The planning process for Truman Connected began this spring and will continue through winter 2020. It will move the transportation recommendations of the City’s existing plans and policies, such as the US-24 Highway Corridor Study and 40 Highway Corridor and Focus Area Plan, forward. It will also provide detailed information that City staff, elected officials, and community members may use as they pursue funding for design and construction of recommended pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and vehicular improvements.
The Truman Connected project is working to identify a route and facility that is a safe, inclusive, and aesthetically pleasing space for walking and biking that connects the people of Independence to each other and to the City's rich history.
The City and it’s partners are utilizing an interactive online survey tool that will allow anyone to easily provide input and feedback about the proposed project.