A public hearing on Thursday and an online survey are designed to get input from Hillsboro residents about a walking and bicycling trail planned for the section of town where Moberly’s Branch exists.
Hillsboro Safety and Service Director Todd Wilkin said the city is looking for input on everything from the route of the trail to amenities such as lighting, benches and whether the trail should also be developed as a nature walk.
Right now, phase one of the two-mile trail will take it east from the Northview Drive area and then north to cross in front of Heartland of Hillsboro through a wooded area there, following a city sewer easement all the way to Shaffer Park.
Phase two will see a bridge built across Clear Creek to connect the path to the Liberty Park trails.
The public hearing will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Hillsboro Fire House, 204 N. East Street.
According to the notice of the meeting, it “will help us to gather the citizens’ ideas on design and other aspects of the trail. Any (and) all input will be extremely beneficial to our project and we would appreciate as much as possible.”
The city is also conducting an online survey about the trail, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/33M9NY9.