City administrators are seeking feedback from the Manhattan City Commission on a new bicycle and pedestrian systems plan.
The commission’s work session Tuesday starts at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
This plan aims to improve bicycling and walking in Manhattan as well as enhance the city’s recreation trails. It replaces the 1998 bicycle master plan.
Improvements include adding sidewalks, widening existing ones and maintaining nature trails.
Although right now there are no financial implications, officials anticipate using the Recreation & Trails 0.25% sales tax to pay for the project. Voters passed this measure in November 2017.
Potential grants also are available to pay for this project, officials said.
The commission will not take action on this issue during the work session.
John Adam, senior planner, and Wyatt Thompson, assistant director of parks and recreation, are expected to present the information to the commission as well as answer commissioners’ questions.
Several events held in 2019 allowed members of the public to provide feedback to officials about improvements to city sidewalks and trails as well as bicycling.
There is no timeline indicated for plan improvements right now.
Commissioners will also hear an update from the Riley County Police Department during the work session.
There are no other items on the agenda for Tuesday’s work session.