Desired Trail Standards

Respondents were asked about the MINIMUM STANDARD OF CONNECTION:

“For each of the main connections, what do you think needs to be the minimum standard of connection / trail construction or design?” (assuming within next 5-10 years)

SCALE / OPTIONS:  Sidewalk; Marked lane; Separate from road; Separate Trail system

Key things to note:

  • There is limited support for Marked Lanes on Road, or Separate lane from road.
  • Most people prefer either a totally separate trail network or sidewalks, and these are inversely related. For example, where sidewalks are the dominate choice, trails are not rated highly.
  • The core activity areas like shopping, schools, downtown and social infrastructure will be well served with a good sidewalk network. However, the main connections lean to separate trail system.


For more information about the City of Smithville’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan Project, please contact:

Matt Denton, CPRP – Parks and Recreation Director
107 West Main Street
City of Smithville
Phone: (816) 532-8130