TORONTO - The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the progress and expansion of the Biking and Walking Byway on Tuesday at Karaffa Elementary School, Dennis Way.
Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the presentation to begin at 6:30 p.m.
"The vision of a designated biking and walking area extending a 16-mile round trip is progressing quicker than what we hoped for," according to coalition vice president Cindy Miller. "With the dedication of bike and walk committee members and avid bike riders Bob Merideth and Bob Bratt, along with assistance from the city of Toronto, Jefferson county commissioners, county Engineer Jim Branagan and the county highway crew and the state, this project wouldn't have moved as swiftly."
POSTED TRAIL — Bob Merideth, from left, Toronto Coalition for Revitalization bike and walking committee member; Jefferson County highway crew members Scott Fabian and Jason Mullen; and Bob Bratt, TCFR bike and walking committee member, display signage posted along county Road 7F between Empire and Toronto in December. - Mark J. Miller
The expansion of the byway along county Road 7F - former state Route 7 - links Toronto with Empire and Stratton. Cleanup of rubbish along the county road stretch of the byway will continue to be a project of Boy Scout Troop 41 with the help of county road crew members.
Members of the bike and walk committee are in the planning stages of organizing group bike rides and a Bicycle Safety Day.
Other topics on the agenda include a report on the success of the Campbell-Dickinson Fun Run and Walk and guest speakers discussing the Toronto bi-annual Community Yard Sale and the Goucher Haunted Hotel.
For information, go to www.TheGemCity.org or call (740) 544-6439. The coalition maintains a Facebook page.