- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Hernando is going on a trail ride with Memphis and Shelby County.

The city is joining a 25-year, tristate Greenprint plan that calls for 500 miles of rustic pathways and 200 miles of bicycle lanes connecting parks, communities and businesses.

Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says the regional approach that will attract private and state and federal funding.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1GCmRXj ) the trail plan was finalized in January.

John Zeanah, administrator of the Memphis and Shelby County’s Office of Sustainability and lead planner for the Greenprint, says the off-street trail cost is estimated at $770,000 per mile. He says that’s a “baseline” figure to aid planning and grant applications, and doesn’t commit the city.

DeSoto County and Crittenden County and West Memphis in East Arkansas have signed on.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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