As our community continues to grow, planners want to make sure the outdoor trail system here in the Truckee Meadows keeps up with that growth.  

They're holding a workshop Wednesday night to get input from the public. The idea is to get feedback to see what people like about the trail system, and what can be improved.

"The workshop is interactive; there's no speeches or lectures," said Mark Kimbrough of Truckee Meadows Trails. "There will be four map stations and we invite the public to look at those maps and show us where they hike, where they park and ask them where they would like to see any trailheads or any connections -  which is a really important part of trails; finding ways to get to areas you like without having to load a bike or family and drive somewhere."

This regional trails project is a collaboration of six different land management agencies. The hope is to take an inclusive, regional approach to trail planning and maintenance.

"Many of these trails people are using now are not within the land management agencies responsibilities, so they don't maintain them, they don't have parking so we're looking at potential development of those areas in the future," Kimbrough said. "One of our primary sponsors is EDAWN, which is a business community. That means the business community has an understanding about how important trails are for their economic base, their health, and all these things we look at for trails and our community."

Trail users will have a chance to talk about areas they'd like to see expanded.

"We're letting people draw lines of the connections they'd like to see so people can get from the urban to the rural areas and get to the surrounding mountainsides, riparian zones and those areas with great scenery here in the Truckee Meadows," Kimbrough said.

The workshop is at Bartley Ranch Regional Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

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