Greenville Bicycle Tour
Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
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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
Steve Bzomowski, AICP
Benjamin Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org