Imagine Billings as a safe place where everyone, regardless of their age, income level or physical ability level, can easily access our beautiful rims and our river, go to school, work or shopping.
There is NO current, ongoing mechanism for funding trail building in the City budget.
Existing trails have been funded through private organizations (like Billings TrailNet) and federal grants. But federal grant money, especially, has slowed to a trickle in recent years.
The bottom line: if Billings wants trails, we need to find a way to pay for them through city funds.
billings trailnet is working with city government to help find an answer
The trail and safe routes projects needed now amount to millions. While the city works every year at making a difference, some connections will take years to develop due to the lack of funding. Your child may be out of school by the time a safe routes to school project is completed.
We ask you to join us in communicating with our government to find funding to meet these needs from which eveyrone in our community can benefit!