Hays County is kicking-off its new Wimberley Valley Trails initiative, an effort to develop a multi-year vision to improve connectivity in the City of Wimberley and surrounding areas. This vision includes a system of hike and bike trails, multi-modal transportation options, and other strategies to help connect people with nature and link regional points of interest in the community. The project has two areas of focus:
- Development of a multi-modal master plan to connect points of interest including Blue Hole Park, Wimberley Square, and Jacobs Well.
- Identify improvements and design sidewalks and trails along Old Kyle Road trail extension including improvements to Ranch Road 2325 from Wimberley Square to the intersection of Ranch Road 3237.
“Wimberley is such a special place with unique character that brings a great wealth of incredible natural landmarks to the local community,” said Hays County Commissioner Lon Shell, Precinct 3. “The effort to build a well-connected trail and multi-modal transportation network is going to make it easier and safer for people to move around the area.”
The goals of the Wimberley Valley Trails planning effort are to recommend multi-modal options that will improve the quality of life of residents, attract tourists, improve the local economy, and identify strategies for local coordination, project prioritization and funding for local governments. Public involvement will support these efforts and seek support for future pedestrian and bicycle routes and trail connectors.
Look for information in the coming months on how residents can share their input and ideas. Hays County, in conjunction with CD&P, is planning a public meeting and will use social media and a project-specific website to communicate public feedback opportunities.
Place 3 Wimberley City Council Member Christine Byrne said, “It’s so exciting to explore the possibility of providing safe pathways to connect the very heart of our community – our parks, schools, library and downtown.”