The Friends of the Constitution Trail says Bloomington-Normal's linear park is more than a recreational asset. And that's why Friends President Dan Steadman says the newly printed map of the trail shows where it meets bus stops and has a bus system map on the back.
"I think it's more of a transit kind of center. It's more of a main trunk for people to get on and...recreational obviously.... but also for other purposes like commuting and runnin' errands."
Steadman says bicycle commuting is growing fast in the twin cities.
"Part of it is that all the buses have the racks on 'em and it makes it so that people that may not be able to commute all the way to work can use the bus for part of it and then take their bike along and hop that off and go the rest of the distance."
Steadman also says the new edition of the trail map available at various locations in the community shows newly constructed and planned sections of the trail.
"We put more street names in there so people that live in the smaller subdivisions can find their way to the trail and also put the new additions on and removed some of the proposed stuff that's not likely going to happen in the near future."
It also notes comfortable and less comfortable on-street bicycle routes that connect sections of the trail.
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