Improving Local Trails

By Dave Sherry

Improving Local Trails

December 6, 2012 Updated Dec 6, 2012 at 12:32 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Local hiking trails might be getting a new look.

The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study, or BMTS, held a presentation Wednesday at the Broome County Public Library to show off their proposed signs for the Greenway Trail System.

This system will be the joining of trails from several different municipalities, and BMTS is trying to make them easier and more enjoyable to use.

In order to accomplish that goal, they have designed a uniform signing system, while still allowing for each trail's individuality.

"Each municipality does have its own signing. That's one of the objectives in this sign plan, was to incorporate what's out there, rather than replace it. The point, too, is even though we're proposing a uniform signing system, we want each individual trail to keep its own unique character, as well," said BMTS Senior Transportation Planner Scott Reigle.

Reigle said the next step in the process will be to raise funds for fabrication and implementation of the signs.

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