Noting the health of residents is a critical issue, the Barton County Commission Monday morning backed a plan promoting improved walking and bicycling opportunities in the county.
Commissioners strongly supported the 147-page Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan presented by Be Well Barton County, a coalition promoting active transportation issues.
“It’s important for use to take a leadership role,” said Commissioner Jennifer Schartz. The plan features chapters for the larger communities in the county and the county as a whole, the latter of which was endorsed Monday.
“This is a very important step for our community,” said Janel Rose, Barton County health educator and coalition member. “It is all about connectivity (within and between communities) and safety.”
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