The Downtown Greenway, a collaborative project of the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro, is a planned 4-mile walking and biking trail. This urban loop around the center city of downtown Greensboro will enhance the urban landscape with a green space that will promote fitness, connectedness, and well-being for both our residents and visitors in an aesthetically pleasing environment. The loop provides a unique opportunity for Greensboro to have the only one of its kind in the state—and one of the few in the country. With its emphasis on public art, the Greenway will tell stories and engage users of the trail in a unique and authentic way. In addition, with the connections to the extensive existing and planned trails systems in the city and the county, this loop will connect residents from all parts of the community and beyond.
The planning process involves a variety of Action Greensboro and City of Greensboro staff along with volunteers and organizational support. Volunteers and staff for the Greenway participate in various community meetings, sharing information with citizens about Greenway plans. Many organizations have become involved in efforts to make the Greenway a reality.
Here are some of the nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and other groups that are throwing their support behind the Greenway: Greensboro Bicentennial Commission; Action Greensboro and Greensboro Partnership; City of Greensboro (City Council, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Housing & Community Development and Planning, Engineering & Inspections, and Water Resources); Greensboro Area Metropolitan Planning Organization; North Carolina Department of Transportation; Cone Health Foundation; Fit Community (project of NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund); Guilford County (Commission, Departments of Planning, Economic Development, School Administration, School Board and Health Department); Downtown Greensboro, Inc.; United Arts Council Of Greater Greensboro; Piedmont Land Conservancy; Bicycling In Greensboro (BIG); Preservation Greensboro, Inc.; Greensboro Beautiful, Inc.; Greensboro Neighborhood Congress; Greensboro College; and Elon University School of Law.
In addition, neighborhood associations and general organizations play a role in planning and community engagement. They include Civic Clubs, Council of PTAs, Garden Clubs, Greensboro Partnership, Action Greensboro Groundbreakers, Greensboro Neighborhood Congress, and University Roundtable.