A presentation on a proposed trail for hiking and biking that would parallel the Merritt Parkway -- including the stretch of the highway through Westport -- will take place Tuesday, May 1.

The workshop, led by officials from the state Department of Transportation, is set for 6:30 p.m. at Westport Police Department headquarters, 50 Jesup Road.

The 37.5-mile trail would stretch alongside the parkway from Greenwich through Stratford, but is in the early stages of a feasibility assessment by state officials. The Westport forum, the latest of several the DOT has conducted in the county, is designed to gather public comments on the proposal.

For additional information about the plan, check: www.ct.gov/dot/MerrittTrailStudy

Written comments and questions can be sent to William Britnell, c/o P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546 or email William.Britnell@ct.gov.