In a recent article for Laker/Lutz News, our sister publication from Florida, staff writer B.C. Manion reports on the effort being made in Pasco County to create more outdoor spaces and trails for community exercise and enjoyment. Writes Manion, the Pasco County Commission has approved a $2.3 million professional services agreement with Atkins North America Inc., to provide project development and environmental services in connection with the Orange Belt Multi-Use Trail.
“The Orange Belt trail is on the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s list of priority regional trails,” reports Manion. “It is intended to be a paved trail, 12-feet to 15-feet wide, spanning the county. It will provide connections between three existing regional trail corridors: Starkey Trail Connector, Suncoast Trail and the Withlacoochee State Trail.”