Communities that prioritize and incorporate pedestrian and non-motorized trails into their active transportation and infrastructure plans are providing a foundation focused on healthy recreation and transportation opportunities. Trails create safe, attractive and accessible places for people of all ages and abilities to walk, hike, jog and cycle. In addition, trail systems can become a source of community identity and pride.
Park County is responsible for bridges over waterways and has been proactive in identifying long-range goals to create a system of interconnected trails throughout the County. Creating interconnected trails leads to more widespread use of existing infrastructure as neighborhoods and recreation areas become more readily accessible. The installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Yellowstone River, connecting Moja Campbell Dog Park at Mayor’s Landing with Meyers River View Trail, Meyers Lane and the Livingston HealthCare campus, is specifically identified in the Park County Active Transportation Plan. The proposed bridge will provide users the opportunity to connect to several existing trails and recreation areas including the Moja Dog Park at Mayor’s Landing, the Meyers-Watson Trail, the Old Boulder Road and Bureau of Land Management acreage.