WHY WE NEED TRAILS:
Connecting pathways county wide provides safe commuting routes for industrial employees, low income neighborhoods, and children to schools, parks, work and other resources in town, and for tourists to local attractions, restaurants and shops.
Trails provide safe routes for various forms of exercise, including walking, jogging and biking. This increases quality of life and reduces health care costs.
Community gardens, parks, and other green spaces often originate from existing or new trails, improving the entire community.
Trails provide an opportunity to improve waterways, remove invasive species, and raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Trails lead to development of special events, more visitors, higher property values and tax revenues, as well as development of under-utilized areas.
Trails provide space for outdoor classrooms, science camps, and exercise classes.
Maps and Master Plans
Below are maps and PDFs of trails projects and master plans the committee is currently undertaking. Printed copies are also available for checkout at Danville City Hall and the Boyle County Courthouse.
Trails Committee (formed September 2013)
Ernst Crown Weber, owner Danville Bike and Footwear
Mark Morgan, Mark L. Morgan and Associates
Ann Goodwin, Centre College
Sarah Hempel, Chair, Heart of Danville, Danville Family Medicine
Rick Serres, Bluegrass Biomedical
Clay Albright, Caldwell Stone
Melissa McAlister, CREEC
Preston Miles, Centre College, CREEC
Brett Werner, Centre College
Earl Coffey, City of Danville Engineer
Jennifer Kirchner, Executive Director, Danville-Boyle County CVB
We welcome your input for additional members