New trails director highlights benefits of urban trails

He is the first-ever, full-time Cache County Trails Planner and Dayton Crites says he is thoroughly enjoying the job. Crites told members of the Logan City Council that a huge selling point about living in Logan is that you can live somewhere, hop on a trail to get into work and never have to cross a road. At least he said that is something he would like to work toward.

Crites said many local residents already realize the value of trails.

“In terms of developing and improving our health, in terms of physical activity,” explained Crites, “in terms of improving our safety, in terms of improving our economy trails are critical.

“There are things that a separate pathway will do in terms of protecting people, improving health, and bringing businesses to our region that a large highway can never do. It’s largely about quality of life. It’s also about creating a healthy society.”

Crites said he is here to work on regional connections and residents will soon hear a lot about Bonneville Shoreline Trail and moving that forward.

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