Right now for walkers and bikers there's no safe connection from downtown to the National Monument.
But now that may be about to change.
"What we realized is there's no clear vision for a plan for monument road."
That's why Libby Collins of the Mesa Land Trust is currently working on a possible plan to connect downtown to monument road.
"There are just not that many places that have this incredible scenic road that takes you up the monument," said Collins.
Collins thinks a path that bridges the two points of interest will have many positive impacts.
"I think this would be incredible for tourism, visitation, companies that want to move to the area, really value these types of assets in the community. We really think that the downtown businesses could benefit from a connection from the downtown up to the national monument," explained Collins.
And the idea wouldn't just help out our local economy.
So far the idea has received lots of positive feedback, from landowners, businesses and even homeowners living on monument road.
Jack Neckels, who lives on Monument Road, said, "I think it's a great idea, I think it's a visionary in thinking. For me it brings a beautiful backyard, a great view, for the community it's a place to place and appreciate. I think it's a great resource that draws visitors to the community."
The first round of public meetings to discuss the new idea will be held next Tuesday, the 26th from 6 to 8 PM at the Redlands middle school.
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