Greenville Bicycle Tour

APA North Carolina Chapter

#9130865

Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

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Overview

The mobile workshop bicycle ride (loop) will be designed to stop at several destinations to highlight key aspects of the Greenville greenway system and active transportation network overall. Attendees will learn about the significance of the greenway system and active transportation in future development throughout Greenville, with discussion touching on economy, health, transportation efficiency, equity and overall quality of life. Site-specific discussion will include the implementation process of past, present, and future bicycle, pedestrian, and greenway segments. Attendees will also learn about Greenville Area MPO Active Transportation Plan (2017) and other elements that are essential for an active transportation system that is accessible to all ages and abilities. Stops along the ride will include:

 

Begin: Gather at Convention Center - As folks gather, discussion will include a general overview of the ride along with challenges of Greenville Blvd/Hooker Rd (near the Convention Center) and bicycle connectivity in general beyond downtown and the greenway. 

 

Stop 1: Howell St at South Greenville Recreation Center Parking lot  – Discussion will focus on the history of Howell St bike lanes, lack of connectivity, challenges with roads such as Hooker Rd, Evans St, and the railroad tracks that hinder neighborhood connectivity.

 

Stop 2: Dickinson Ave – Discussion will focus on the redevelopment potential of the Dickinson Ave area and GTAC and implications for multi-modal transportation and active living connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods and Greenville as a whole.

 

Stop 3:  Uptown/Five Points Plaza/Bicycle Post - Discussion will include Uptown Greenville’s involvement in active transportation as part of the uptown area’s recent and future growth along with the Bicycle Post's local involvement as an Uptown business over the years.

 

Stop 4: Tar River Greenway western terminus – Discussion will include the future western greenway extension, the Tar River Greenway history in general, as well as potential connectivity across the Tar River via a proposed bike/ped bridge.

 

Stop 5: 10th St crossing – Discussion will include the existing challenges with crossing 10th St at Forest Hill Cir (and in general) as well as future improvement possibilities. This will also be a good time to warn the group to cross carefully!

 

Stop 6: Stadium Greenway at Berkley Dr – Discussion will include campus connectivity, highlighting the heavily worn footpath across the railroad tracks as well as potential improvements at the intersection.

 

Stop 7: Greens Mill Run Greenway – Discussion will focus on the development of the newest section of the Greens Mill Run Greenway along with possibilities for future expansion and connectivity, including the future Evans St/Old Tar Rd widening project.

 

End: Convention Center

 

Speakers

Steve Bzomowski, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Steve Bzomowski is a Planner in Alta Planning + Design’s Durham, NC office. His experience centers on active transportation planning and open space planning across numerous contexts at the local, regional, and statewide level throughout North Carolina and across the eastern United States. Read More

Chad Carwein

Confirmed Speaker

Since starting in March of 2016 as the first Sustainability Manager for East Carolina University, Chad has worked with students, staff and faculty to improve campus sustainability. Beyond campus, he has also worked with various community groups to build partnerships and improve environmental stewardship within the City of Greenville and ... Read More

Steven Hardy-Braz

Confirmed Speaker

Steven Hardy-Braz is a certified League Cycling Instructor who lives in Farmville but cycles everywhere he is legally allowed. in 2016 he cycled across the Southern Tier of the US. For the past few years, he has averaged 16,000 miles ridden every year. He lead the way to establish ... Read More

Tony Parker

Confirmed Speaker

Tony Parker is a community activist dedicated to creating a better Greenville and Eastern North Carolina. He has served on many boards and commissions including the Bicycle Safety Task Force, Greenville’s Bond Referendum Committee and the Planning & Zoning Commission. His current role is that of a member of Greenville ... Read More

Contact Info

Benjamin Howell, bhowell@townofmorrisville.org

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