Category: Community Input

It’s Not Easy Being Green ‘People’s Choice’ Award announced

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Thanks to all who participated in the It's Not Easy Being Green holiday photo contest to support businesses affected by the construction of the Downtown Greenway on North Eugene Street.  A winner on social media was picked each week and received a $50 gift card from one of the four businesses: Crafted the Art of Street Food, Joymongers Brewing Company, Preyer Brewing Company & Deep Roots Market.          And the 'People's Choice' Award for the photo with the most 'likes' on social media is...... Congratulations to the winner of the 'People's Choice ' Award with a $25 gift card from each of the businesses.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and came out to support local this holiday season!  Keep shopping local at all of our great restaurants and businesses downtown.  

It’s Not Easy Being Green Photo Contest Winner

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Congratulations Week 1 Winner (@octoberlight) on winning a $50 Deep Roots gift card! Want to join in? Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 28, and Wednesday, January 4

City of Greensboro Public Workshop on adding Bike Lanes on N. Elm Street

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The City of Greensboro is having an informational workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm Street.  The City will provide information and seek community input on the proposed bike lanes and road layout on North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Blvd.  GDOT is proposing adding bike lanes along this section of North Elm Street.  For more information contact Daniel Amstutz at 336.373.2921 or daniel.amstutz@greensboro-nc.gov. Go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/gdot for the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is Friday, January 13, 2017.

Plans unveiled for Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway

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Plans for the recommended crossings along the railroad along Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway were presented at two public meetings at Action Greensboro on February 25.  Click here to review the recommended design plans.  To view the renderings of the enhancement areas along the Downtown Greenway, click here.  A final functional design is expected in early summer 2016, a final engineered design in summer 2017, and construction expected following that. For more information about the project, Click here to read the project newsletter. Read article in News & Record on 2.26.16 about the plans.

How to report a maintenance issue on the city trails

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Have you every wondered how to report a maintenance issue on the Downtown Greenway or on any city trail or greenway?  It's easy-- there are 3 ways that you can report an issue. Call the City at 373-CITY Use the City of Greensboro Fix-It App by downloading on your mobile device.  Click here for instructions. Email the City at cogcc@greensboro-nc.gov    

The history of Battleground, Cornwallis, Lawndale & Westover Terrace— and what is next for this area

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Jim Schlosser's article in the January issue of the O.Henry Magazine titled Asphalt Gone Wild shares the history of the 'Confounded Confluence' that makes up Battleground, Cornwallis, Lawndale and Westover Terrace.  He also features Dabney Sanders, project manager of the Downtown Greenway and Adam Fischer with GDOT who talk about traffic plans for the area including the continuation of the A&Y Greenway that will connect to the Downtown Greenway.  Read the article. To view the January issue of the O.Henry Magazine, click here.    

Looking towards 2016

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Reid Phillips, with Brooks Pierce law firm and 2016 chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, writes about what Greensboro has to look forward to in 2016 in the January 3rd issue of the News & Record.  Phillips says that "our quality of life assets will be rediscovered" and mentions Greensboro's growing system of trails and greenways, that include the Downtown Greenway.  Read the article in full.

Instagram Photo Contest of Greensboro’s Lighted Holiday Balls

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  Action Greensboro & the Public Art Endowment have kicked off the holiday season with an Instagram PHOTO CONTEST of Greensboro's Lighted Holiday Balls. Don't miss the chance to post your photo of --- or selfie with-- our local Lighted Holiday Balls in Sunset Hills or anywhere across the city. Click here to get the specifics on the Instagram contest. Note that photos have to be posted to a public Instagram profile. Deadline for posting photos is December 20, 2015. Questions? Contact Action Greensboro at 379.0821