Blazing New Trails

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Students can follow a walking path away from Franklin Community High School to U.S. 31, but then the sidewalk ends.

Franklin residents have a new high school, but good luck getting to it by foot or on a bicycle. With no trails or sidewalks connecting the school to residential areas, driving is the only safe option, city council member Richard Wertz said.

But now city officials are pushing plans to not only create a connection to the school but also fill in gaps in the Franklin trail system with the goal of creating an

eight-mile loop around the city. Current trails in the city and at the high school total about 7.5 miles but don’t form a circuit.

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