Logansport raising money to improve trail safety

The Little Turtle Waterway in Logansport, Ind., seen here in February 2019. (Pharos-Tribune Photo/Tony Walters)

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WTHR) — City leaders recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to improve security on Logansport's trails.

“The safety and security of our trail systems have become increasingly important,” Jacob Sipe, executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, told our partners at the Pharos-Tribune in Logansport. IHCDA is sponsoring the city-led campaign through crowdfunding site Patronicity. “We commend the City of Logansport in their efforts to ensure residents and visitors to their community feel safe when using their trailway system.”

Trail users have been telling city leaders they don't feel safe using the trails without a partner. Trail safety was put in the regional spotlight by the murders of Libby German and Abigail Williams in Delphi, less than 30 minutes away.

The campaign's goal is $25,000. That money will be used to buy and install nine security cameras and related equipment to monitor Cole Bridge, Little Turtle Waterway, River Bluff, Sims Connector and Huston Park trails.

If the campaign reaches its goal by March 29, they'll get a $25,000 matching grant from IHCDA.

They got more than $5,000 in the campaign's first two days. If you want to donate, click here.

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