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Live Well announces trail extension project and bike-share program



Live Well Live Atchison announced in a release that it plans to fund the construction of a trail connection extending the South Atchison Trail to the Santa Fe Depot, where the organization also will establish the main hub of Atchison’s first bike-share system.


In July 2016, Live Well Live Atchison was awarded a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas — Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant. The trail connection and initial costs of the bike share system are a direct result of the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas initiative. A second bike-share hub will be housed at the Atchison Family YMCA.


Andrea Clements, executive director of Live Well Live Atchison, said in the release, “The connector trail will provide people walking or biking a safe passage from the southeast corner of the U.S.-73/59 intersection to our first bike-share hub housed at the Santa Fe Depot building.”


The Atchison County Bike Share is a free program that will allow people to check out bikes much like checking out a book at the library. To check out a bike, riders will only need to provide a picture ID and sign a waiver. Children 12 and older may provide a student ID, YMCA membership card, library card or something similar.


See full article at atchisonglobenow.com

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