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When I lived in FL, in a similar spot on the local trail, they built a tunnel under a busy intersection and installed gates on either end. They closed the gates before the sun set and opened them up after sunrise, and it was policed pretty well. I imagine they had cameras, too, though I don't remember. It  provided as much security as you could and eliminated the risk of getting run over.  And I don't recall seeing any graffiti, even after a few years. Hopefully they'll do something similar here.

3 minutes ago, gvegascple said:

We walked the new section the other day and looking around it made me wonder what kind of safety measures the trail system has.  I didn't see any cameras up  (maybe I missed them?) which I think is pretty much a no brainer for any new construction where a lot of people will be, let alone jogging paths which historically are magnets for assaults.  IMO cameras and lights and call boxes should be some of the first things that go up.

 

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29 minutes ago, gman430 said:

As long as it happens later, I don’t see a problem. The important thing is moving forward and advancing the trail, IMO.  Hopefully money will be appropriated in the near future?

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2 hours ago, GvilleSC said:

As long as it happens later, I don’t see a problem. The important thing is moving forward and advancing the trail, IMO.  Hopefully money will be appropriated in the near future?

Agree, getting the Laurens corridor from Washington to Verdae built is the critical component here. It honestly wouldn't bother me if they stopped there for now in order to get the budget under control and the schedule moving along.  Check that... even just getting it to Haywood would be huge.  

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2 hours ago, GvilleSC said:

As long as it happens later, I don’t see a problem. The important thing is moving forward and advancing the trail, IMO.  Hopefully money will be appropriated in the near future?

I agree that the trail to Verdae is the most critical.   I still see the Verdae bridge as critical to be scheduled soon after - using the ICAR parking garage as a trailhead, extending the line to the Golden Strip area, etc.

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https://greenvillejournal.com/community/greenville-city-council-notes-att-gives-500k-to-unity-park-swamp-rabbit-trail-gets-pedestrian-bridges/

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Council voted to enter into a contract with Palmetto Infrastructure for the construction of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail pedestrian bridges at Laurens Road and Haywood Road.

 

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New bike/pedestrian bridge coming to Highway 253/West Blue Ridge Drive crossing. The developer of Union Bleachery Mill site is paying for it as part of the tax incentives package with the county. A portion of the trail will also be relocated. 
 

 

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On 12/31/2021 at 10:13 AM, gman430 said:

New bike/pedestrian bridge coming to Highway 253/West Blue Ridge Drive crossing. The developer of Union Bleachery Mill site is paying for it as part of the tax incentives package with the county. A portion of the trail will also be relocated. 
 

 

Is this instead of going under the road? Or was that a different crossing?

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On 1/1/2022 at 3:28 PM, Horatio Nelson said:

 

Is this instead of going under the road? Or was that a different crossing?

Same crossing. This is going in instead of the underpass which is why work has stopped on it. 

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5 hours ago, NewlyUpstate said:

I wonder how this went over with the local residents. Gotta feel for them potentially, but hard to deny that this is a huge win for the swamp rabbit trail.

At the public meetings literally every single local resident wanted it closed. It’s a pointless road just like that bridge over the falls was.

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1 hour ago, gman430 said:

At the public meetings literally every single local resident wanted it closed. It’s a pointless road just like that bridge over the falls was.

Which kinda makes sense since it was mostly used as a cut through for people that didn’t live there. 

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44 minutes ago, SVL said:

Greenville officials and staff are kicking off planning for an urban trail connection from North Main Street to College Street, adding improvements that would make the walk to Heritage Green safer for pedestrians. 

Also called the "cultural corridor" project, the idea is to install a wide, tree-covered multi-use trail for pedestrians, Mayor Knox White said. The improvements would make crossing from downtown to destinations like the Children's Museum of the Upstate, Hughes Main Library and the Upcountry History Museum safer. 

Greenville officials and staff are kicking off planning for an urban trail connection from North Main Street to College Street, adding improvements that would make the walk to Heritage Green safer for pedestrians. 

White said he hopes the project will be under construction this year, and he anticipates the project would take roughly six months to complete.

"Of all of all the things in downtown Greenville, from a design standpoint this is the last really significant piece of design we need to take care of," White said. 

The trail has been in the city's capital improvements budget for 10 years, White said, but the project has been delayed by wrangling with the state highway department, which had to approve a road diet so the city could make improvements.

Now, the city has appropriated $4 million for design and construction of the trail in its fiscal year 2021-2022 capital improvements program. Staff are planning a public information session at the end of January, city spokesperson Beth Brotherton said.

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Greenville officials and staff are kicking off planning for an urban trail connection from North Main Street to College Street, adding improvements that would make the walk to Heritage Green safer for pedestrians. 

Also called the "cultural corridor" project, the idea is to install a wide, tree-covered multi-use trail for pedestrians, Mayor Knox White said. The improvements would make crossing from downtown to destinations like the Children's Museum of the Upstate, Hughes Main Library and the Upcountry History Museum safer. 

Greenville officials and staff are kicking off planning for an urban trail connection from North Main Street to College Street, adding improvements that would make the walk to Heritage Green safer for pedestrians. 

White said he hopes the project will be under construction this year, and he anticipates the project would take roughly six months to complete.

"Of all of all the things in downtown Greenville, from a design standpoint this is the last really significant piece of design we need to take care of," White said. 

The trail has been in the city's capital improvements budget for 10 years, White said, but the project has been delayed by wrangling with the state highway department, which had to approve a road diet so the city could make improvements.

Now, the city has appropriated $4 million for design and construction of the trail in its fiscal year 2021-2022 capital improvements program. Staff are planning a public information session at the end of January, city spokesperson Beth Brotherton said.

Thanks for the info! Can't wait to find out more details about this, sounds like maybe soon at the public info session.  

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