Listening sessions scheduled on bikes, walking

Public input is sought on ways to make the Shawano area better for bikers and walkers.

Shawano is among 10 communities across the country to receive assistance from the Safe Routes National Partnership to develop an action plan for improving biking and walking to local parks, green spaces and on trails.

Shawano Pathways, a local organization was one of 15 organizations nationally to be awarded a Safe Routes to Parks grant.

Public input to the plan is invited during three listening sessions:

• April 26, noon, Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 1263 S. Main St., Shawano.

• April 29, 6:30 p.m. Angie’s Main Café meeting room, 132 S. Main St., Shawano.

• April 30, 4:30 p.m., Glas Coffeehouse meeting room, 511 N. Main St., Shawano.

Public comments on barriers to biking, walking or rolling to City of Shawano parks, along the Park to Park Loops and on the Mountain Bay Trail are especially welcome. Refreshments will be available at all listening sessions. City police and park and recreation department representatives will also be there to hear comments.

For more information, contact Nancy Brown at Koellernancybrownkoeller@yahoo.com