Johnson County draft trails plan available for public comment

Johnson County officials are asking for input on the county’s bicycling and trails plan.

In 2011, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors (BOS) asked the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of Johnson County to update the trails plan adopted in 2006.

Based on discussions with county staff and the Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee (TAC), the contents of this plan emphasize linking destinations with trails, extending the existing urban trail network into unincorporated areas, and investing in trails where they will receive the most use.

The plan is available online at  and in print, by request. All written input received by Feb. 22 regarding the draft plan will be forwarded to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Public hearings are scheduled at 9 a.m. on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 in the second floor board room of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St.

Send written comments to Kris Ackerson, assistant transportation planner at MPOJC, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, Iowa 52245; by email at; or by fax to 356-5217.

Article from the Corridor Business Journal Daily E-Update on 12/13/11.