The City of Eagle, Idaho is embarking on a citywide Pathways & Trails Plan. The City is hosting a public workshop on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Eagle City Hall (660 E Civic Ln) to seek input on the citywide pathways and trails network. The City would like to invite the public to join in the planning process, beginning with a short presentation at 6:00 pm followed by small group exercises.
Trail planning activities for children will be part of this workshop, so all ages are welcome.
The workshop will focus on generating ideas for future trails in and around Eagle, including a discussion on ideas for future Greenbelt expansion, foothills trails, streetside pathways, in-town connections, and trail river crossings.
In addition to the workshop, the public can share their thoughts in an online survey and web mapping tool located on the City of Eagle’s website, Online Pathway and Trail Survey, where the public may follow the planning process through completion.
The City of Eagle, with participation from local residents, advocates, developers, Ridge to Rivers, and other members of a project steering committee, is leading the Pathways & Trails Plan. This plan will produce an areawide map and project list indicating where existing routes are located, as well as where new trails, pathways, or routes may be located. The Plan will also focus on connecting to towns, counties and trails systems within our region, include recommendations for more detailed planning efforts, funding strategies, partnerships, and maintenance expectations. “Given our geographic location, Eagle will become the hub of eight trails systems in the Treasure Valley,” said Steve Noyes, Trails Coordinator for the City of Eagle. “With Eagle’s growth, we also know there will be increased demand for all types of trails use within our city. When completed in the spring of 2018, the Pathways and Trails Plan will be Eagle’s guide for trail development.”