Bettendorf residents will get a chance to view the results of a study of the city’s recreational trail and bike lane system during a public meeting next week.
An open house will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf.
Representatives of the city and Shive-Hattery, the Moline company that prepared the study, will answer questions from the public during the meeting.
The study included 19 arterial roads and 11 collector roads in Bettendorf. It involved conducting an inventory of existing trails and bike lanes, analyzing data, assessing options for future trail facilities and providing recommendations for each of the corridors.
Some residents began calling for a comprehensive study of the city’s recreational trail system last spring while the Bettendorf City Council was considering the plan to install a recreational trail along Middle Road from Devils Glen Road to Parkway Drive.
The council approved the project, despite the concerns of some residents in the area that the trail would be a safety hazard and that it was not needed.
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City Administrator Decker Ploehn said after the discussion about the Middle Road trail, the council wanted a blueprint for how Bettendorf should continue to develop recreational trails and bike lanes as the city grows.
Ploehn said Monday’s meeting will give residents a chance to review the study and ask questions before recommendations are presented to the council.