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Meetings set on Mooresville-to-Charlotte trail

The public has two chances this week to learn about a proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail that would stretch from Charlotte to Mooresville.

The 30-mile project, which was previously known as the Red Line trail, would connect existing greenways, and create new ones, between Charlotte and Mooresville. Preliminary estimates are that more than 1 million people could use the trail each year, according to the Mecklenburg park and rec website.

A community workshop on the trail is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the administrative office building of the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department, 5841 Brookshire Blvd. in Charlotte.

Another session will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue.

A similar meeting was held last week in Mooresville.

The trail was first proposed in 2010, and officials say they expect to wrap up planning in June. It is a joint effort between multiple local governments in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, and officials are expected to incorporate the trail in their future park planning.

Learn more about the Mooresville-to-Charlotte trail at http://bit.ly/ZmrgF6

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