The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage, a planned 42-mile pedestrian/bicycle path encircling the city, is years from completion, but that’s no reason we can’t celebrate its progress.
From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — you know, the stimulus money — come funds to build a greenway extension from Franklin Street to Maryland Street along the Pigeon Creek levee into Lamasco Park. Included is a new trailhead at the park and a bridge for walkers and bikers to rise above the outflow from the levee’s pump station. Completion is expected by June 2011.
Expected this December is another greenway section, stretching from Kratzville Road to Dresden Street. The construction will lengthen the greenway’s total to six miles. In the meantime, enjoy the miles of greenway has now — along the Riverfront or by Garvin Park.