Franklin trail plans face obstacles despite grants




Franklin wants to start building a trail that would connect walkers and bikers to a large neighborhood on the city’s north end but can’t make it all the way there yet.

About 750 homes in Knollwood Farms subdivision aren’t connected with trails in the rest of the city. The large neighborhood was supposed to have at least three parks when it was designed, but none was ever developed, city council member and resident Joe Abban said.

Without parks and trails, residents don’t have nearby places to relax or exercise, and the subdivision is segregated from the rest of the city, Abban said.

City officials want to get at least one trail from Franklin Community High School to the neighborhood, but the project is stalled because part of the land that would be needed isn’t in the city limits. That’s also a problem in several places along the west side of Franklin as the city looks to expand its trails.

 

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