Why trails and not sidewalks?

Staff is recommending 8-10 foot trails rather than 5 foot sidewalks. The roads being recommended for trails are either residential collector roadways or neighborhood roads with connectivity to major pedestrian generators including Ojibway Park, Chippewa Park, and Royal Oaks Elementary School. Feedback from the neighborhood last year indicated concerns for snow removal on sidewalks, and if trails are constructed residents are not responsible for snow removal. Trails also allow for two way bike traffic, which is expected based on the parks and schools located in the neighborhood.

The final design will look at opportunities to shift the roadway to reduce impacts on the side of the road with the proposed trail. 

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1. What is the scope of the project?
2. How do I request a rain garden in my yard?
3. Who maintains the trail?
4. Why trails and not sidewalks?
5. Can the trails be concrete rather than asphalt?
6. What are the plans for traffic calming in Royal Oaks
7. Will crosswalks be added in the neighborhood?
8. How will I access my home/mailbox during construction?
9. When will my street be reconstructed?
10. How will I know if my trees are impacted? Will the city replace it?
11. Will roads be narrowed?
12. How can we petition for sidewalks?
13. Why are curbs being replaced?
14. How will water be provided to homes during watermain construction?
15. How much will the project cost and how is it paid for?