The Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been the driving force in keeping the Downtown Greenway's public/private partnership moving forward in design and funding. The divisions within GDOT include Engineering, Planning, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Public Transportation-GTA/SCAT, and Business and Parking. Services provided to residents, businesses and visitors include traffic signals and signs, transportation planning, parking, street lighting, sidewalks and bikeways.
In November 2017, a NCDOT Funding Resolution was adopted - accepting $3,331,815 in additional funding for the Phase 2 of the Downtown Greenway (Murrow Boulevard/Fisher Avenue) which will allow it to go under construction in 2018. This was accomplished through the dedicated efforts of City Council member Justin Outling, Assistant City Manager David Parrish, Greensboro Department of Transportation staff Adam Fischer and Tyler Meyer, and the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) led by Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter. This additional funding is certainly a reflection of the power of private funding that has leveraged local public funding as well as state and federal funds and the commitment of so many in the community, especially the work of GDOT.
We are very grateful for the partnership with GDOT and the Downtown Greenway. Adam Fischer serves on our Oversight Committee as well as our Finance Committee. Chris Spencer leads our Technical Team. Daniel Amstutz and Kym Smith serve on that team as well. Tyler Meyer and Stephen Carter serve on our Finance Committee and there are many others within the department who are working hard behind the scenes to make this project a reality. Thank you to all the GDOT staff for their dedication and service.
Cheers to our Downtown Greenway Volunteers!
If you volunteered in some way with the Downtown Greenway in 2017, we want to thank you—doesn’t matter how much or how little—we are grateful for you!
Please join us for a Volunteer Thank You Event on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Preyer Brewing Company
600 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro
Light hors d’oeuvres from Crafted The Art of Street Food and Preyer Brewing Co. beer will be served.
Please RSVP by January 25th to Laura Lorenz at email@example.com
Thank you to all the volunteers, runners, walkers, and all who attended the party in Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! There were some great costumes -- dogs, kids and adult! Local band from Westerwood Neighborhood- ToadFrogs rocked out the party in Morehead Park.
Click here for all the photos from the event. Special thanks to our title sponsor First Bank!
Members of the Triad Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society came out on March 25 to get the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden at Woven Works Park ready for spring by pulling weeds. They have another work day set for Saturday, April 15. Special thanks to these volunteers: John Bartlett, Laurette Guay, Diane Laslie, Elizabeth Link, Deborah Staves, Lynda Waldrop, and Judy West.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dabney Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street.
Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site.
Snacks and water provided. Questions? Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email email@example.com.
The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success!
We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run!
The RESULTS are in! The top winners are:
Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt
Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran
Congratulations to all the runners and walkers!
Click here to see all the results.
Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.
A huge SHOUTOUT to Lincoln Financial Group employees who came out last week to spread mulch on the edible orchard at the Tradition Cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway. The Tradition Cornerstone is located at Smith and Prescott Streets. Do you have a group who would be interested in helping on the Downtown Greenway? Email Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special thanks to the 50+ volunteers who came out on February 26 and 27 to lay newsprint and spread mulch on the area around the stream bank at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. The sheet mulching will prepare the site for plantings later this fall once the cornerstone is complete. Click here to see photos from the workdays.
Thanks to these groups who helped:
T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society
Piedmont Bird Club
Guilford Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society
Students & faculty from NCA&T and UNCG
News & Record for their donation of newsprint
City of Greensboro for the donation of mulch and water access
Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their consultation on the sheet mulching project
Click here to find out more about the Innovation Cornerstone project. Construction on the site will begin the end of March with completion of site and art by the end of May.
Interested in helping at the next workday? We have one scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9-12 noon. Click here for more details.
The Impact League- a group of 4th and 5th graders from West Market Street United Methodist Church came out on October 14, 2015 to clean up Morehead Park and Five Points along the Downtown Greenway. They also handed out water to those who were using the trail. Click here to see all the photos from their workday.
Special thanks to this great group and their high school helpers for keeping the 'green' in the Downtown Greenway!
Is your group interested in volunteering on the Downtown Greenway? Contact Laura Lorenz for more information at email@example.com
Over 350 people and 45 dogs came out for the 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway despite the rainy weather! Fun was had by all—click here to see the photos from the day which shows that little bit of rain does not stop the people and dogs from having a great time!
Red Dog Farm brought adoption dogs that a runner without a dog could 'borrow' for the 1 mile Doggie Jog through downtown Greensboro. If you are interested in adopting a dog, contact Red Dog Farm.
The Greensboro Greenway Gulp was made just for the Run 4 the Greenway by Preyer Brewing and debuted at the run. The Greenway Peach Wheat beer and the Greenway Ginger Wheat beer were a huge hit among runners and will be available until the end of October at Preyer Brewing Company located at 600 Battleground Avenue.
Deep Roots Market provided the runner hospitality after the run-- and gave 5% of sales on September 20th to the Downtown Greenway.
Thanks to all of our sponsors who made the run a great day!