Logan plans to add section to Bonneville trail
March 20, 2009 | NORTH LOGAN -- The city is planning
on adding their part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trails,
which will create a trail for biking and walking from
Provo to Idaho.
The trail currently exists in several different sections
with gaps in between. The city is working to update
its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will designate
roads and require easements of some areas so that sidewalks
and bike trails can be added throughout the city. One
of these trails the city is planning on creating is
the Bonneville trail.
On April 1, the City Council and the Planning Commission
will be holding a workshop in which the commission will
present the transportation plan that they have to date.
Once the transportation element is in place, the commission
will be able to expand on their vision of the city's
"That doesn't mean that we won't change it after that,"
City Planner Cordell Batt said of the plan. "We wanted
to get city council's input now to make sure that we
were headed in the right direction before we finished
The city currently has a short part of the trail built
that connects with Logan's section that goes up to First
Dam. Many of the other trails the city plans to build
are multiuse trails and will be available as foot trails,
bike trails and horse trails. Different trails will
be built of different things such as asphalt or gravel,
depending on their location. The Bonneville trail will
be a gravel trail.
"It'll be quite a trail system once it's all done,"
Dee Chugg said he would be excited to see new bike
trails put in to place, but doesn't think the city requires
enough of an easement of the developers to really create
a trail in some places. Many developers, especially
right next to the canal, leave the easement to a bare
minimum which, if you build a trail there, would make
you feel like you were going to fall into the canal,
Nothing is official yet. The trails are part of the
master plan for the city, but right now the commission
and the council are trying to organize the more basic
forms of transportation.