Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Community Room at the Billings Public Library
Billings TrailNet is inviting the public to its 2017 Annual Meeting and Trail Summit to learn what they can expect for future trail and bikeway projects. The 2017 Billings TrailNet Annual Meeting and Trail Summit will be held in the Community Room at the Billings Public Library Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Billings TrailNet celebrates Billings’ progress in promoting a healthy, vibrant community through its network of multi-use trails, and has contributed to this progress by giving nearly $365,000 toward trail and street projects.
The Billings trail system has become a way for Billings to build community, reconnect neighborhoods divided by traffic and promote active transportation and recreation activities for residents and visitors. Since 2001, more than 45 miles of trails and 25 miles of bike lanes have been created for the community to enjoy. Now more than ever, people are riding, running and walking outdoors on our network of trails.
Still, many trails are not connected, and the city plans further development of these facilities. To provide information about these plans, there will be presentations from Billings Public Works, Parks & Recreation, City County Planning, and the Chamber Trails Committee in addition to Billings TrailNet. Billings TrailNet will be sharing past accomplishments, current campaigns and future plans to continue expanding the Billings trail system.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet our Board of Directors and talk with groups who specialize in promoting the safety of those using nonmotorized transportation, building mountain bike trails, promoting, developing and maintaining multi-use trails, and promoting economic vitality through walkable and bikeable streets and trails.
There will be information tables hosted by The Chamber Trails Committee, Healthy By Design’s Built Environment and Health Equity Workgroup, the City/County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Yellowstone River Parks Association, Bike Walk Montana, Pedal United, City County Planning and Billings Parks & Recreation.
The Annual Meeting and Trail Summit will take place in the Community Room at the Billings Public Library at 510 North Broadway, in downtown Billings. Doors open at 5:30 to enjoy the provided refreshments and the program starts at 6:00.