Reported by Regina Raccuglia
FRANKLIN, Tenn.New multipurpose bike and walking paths planned for Williamson County are hoped to save residents time and money as well as allow them to stay fit.
Video: Plan Makes County More Pedestrian Friendly
city of Franklin
is adding about $8 million worth of new trails over the next few years.
City and county leaders are working with the Nashville-area Metropolitan Planning Organization to make this vision possible.
Planners hope to connect main roads and cities, which will allow residents to get around the county easier without driving their vehicles.
For example, when Franklin Pike is resurfaced from Franklin through Brentwood, a new bike lane could be added that would link Franklin Pike to the greenway located behind the Brentwood YMCA.
Each trail will be tackled case by case.
Planners said the project will take at least 10 years for results to become visible across the area.
The Nashville-area Metropolitan Planning Organization has $5 billion to fund projects across the region.
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