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First Bank to be title sponsor for 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

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We are excited to announce that First Bank (formerly Carolina Bank) will be the title sponsor for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The run and party will be at a new location this year- Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street. For more information about the run, click here.  To register for the 4 mile run or 1.25 mile costume walk/run, go to the Jones Racing Company website.

50% Design Plans available for review for Phase 1c from MLK Jr. Drive to Gate City Blvd.

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50% Design Plans for Phase 1c from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Gate City Blvd. are available for review and comments.  Public meetings were held on August 22 for 50% design plans of Phase 1c on the Downtown Greenway.  To review the plans presented by the City of Greensboro and watch the on-line meeting, go to the City's website.  Please provide feedback and comments by taking the on-line survey.  Deadline for comments is September 12, 2017. Questions? Please contact: Deniece Conway 336.373.4501 deniece.conway@greensboro-nc.gov Dabney Sanders 336.387.8355 dsanders@actiongreensboro.org // //

50% Design Plans for Phase 4 available for review and comments

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  Public meetings were held on August 15 for 50% Design plans of Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway.  To review the plans presented by design firm Kimley-Horn and the City of Greensboro, go to the City's website here. To view the enhancement options presented by Kimley-Horn click here. Please provide feedback and comments by taking the on-line survey.  Deadline for comments is September 5, 2017. Questions?  Please contact: Deniece Conway 336.373.4501 deniece.conway@greensboro-nc.gov Dabney Sanders 336.387.8353 dsanders@actiongreensboro.org

LimeBikes bikeshare program coming to Greensboro!

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LimeBike will kick-off the city-wide expansion of the bike share program at First Friday on Friday, August 4th at 5:30 pm.  Come out on Friday to the block of 513 South Elm Street to take a test drive and find out more about the program.   Earlier this month, City Council approved a two-year agreement that allows LimeBike to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere in the city limits. People can use the LimeBike app to locate and rent a bicycle for $1 per half hour. LimeBike is already offered on the UNCG campus for $0.50 per half hour for students, faculty and staff. LimeBike plans to deliver 800 more three-speed bikes to Greensboro to be used at UNCG, NC A&T and in downtown Greensboro in early August. Downtown Greensboro Inc. and Action Greensboro officials are working with center city merchants to identify locations where the bikes can be parked. After the official bike share celebration stay for First Friday on the Block from 6-9pm on S. Elm St between MLK Jr. Drive & Lewis Street. Talk to representatives from LimeBike, listen to great music, participate in trivia, and grab some food. Click here for the event flyer. For more information about LimeBike, visit the company's website.

Dedication of LoFi Park at Smith and Eugene

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Mark your calendar for the afternoon of Saturday, September 23 for the dedication of LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway located at the corner of West Smith Street and North Eugene Street in front of Joymongers Brewery. Neighborhood bench artist Jeanette Brossart will attend for the dedication. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.

Phase 4 Public Meetings set for August 15

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Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Tuesday, August 15 from 11:30-1 pm and 4:30-6 pm at The Public at Morehead Foundry located at 433-105 Spring Garden Street. The focus of this meeting will be on the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The public is invited to review the designs at the 50% stage of completion. Representatives from Kimley-Horn, GDOT, and Action Greensboro will be present to explain, answer questions and receive comments. There will be no formal presentation. Click here for flyer and map of the phase.

Public Meeting scheduled for August 22 for Phase 1c along Bragg Street

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Public meetings to review 50% design of Phase 1c along Bragg Street have been set for Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:30-6 pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Parking will be available in the church parking lot.  Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and feedback received from the public will be used to fine-tune the design. Questions?  Contact Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway start on May 2

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The weather is getting warmer.... which means it is time for FREE Fitness on the Downtown Greenway! We are partnering with Bryan YMCA for the 5th year to provide great instructors and classes for FREE on the Downtown Greenway. Classes start on May 2 and run every Tuesday from 6:00 -7:00 pm May-June and August-October at Morehead Park Trailhead Parking Area (475 Spring Garden Street). No classes in July due to heat and vacations-- stay cool!   Click here for a complete list of classes and instructors. Stop by Morehead Foundry located beside the Morehead Park trailhead parking area for a sweet treat or dinner after your class!

SPOTLIGHT on Businesses located on the Downtown Greenway: Boulton Creative

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Founded in 1991 and located in downtown Greensboro since 1995, Boulton Creative takes great pride in being a woman-owned, Greensboro-based agency. At Boulton Creative, we specialize in helping our clients achieve their communication goals through creative, impactful design and messaging. From complete branding and strategic marketing plans to brochures, ad campaigns and web development, Boulton Creative delivers exceptional service and design to clients in the Triad and across the United States. In 2007, we moved into our building on the corner of Smith and Spring Streets, and we are excited that the Greenway will run directly beside our building. Over the past ten years we have enjoyed watching the Greenway become a reality and how it has helped increase foot traffic by our building - our dogs seem to enjoy this too. The Greenway has become a foundation for growth. The energy it has brought to downtown Greensboro has been contagious, and that's apparent in all the new projects that are taking shape downtown currently. We are proud to be a part of this project, and we look forward to the continued excitement the Greenway will bring to businesses and residents downtown and throughout our community.

SPOTLIGHT on City of Greensboro- Water Resources

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Over the years the City of Greensboro Department of Water Resources has been extremely responsive to stormwater issues adjacent and on the Downtown Greenway. Stormwater Department Manager David Phelgar has been a member of the Downtown Greenway Oversight Committee since 2010 and has been a bike lead for the Run 4 the Greenway several times. We worked with David and his team to install the first stormwater tree wells on the section of the Downtown Greenway along Smith Street in 2013.  Read more about the tree wells here.  Special thanks to Virginia Spillman and Jeremy McCall with Water Resources for serving on the Technical Team over the years. We are very appreciative of the great partnership we have with Water Resources and Stormwater Management- thank you for helping keep the 'green' in Downtown Greenway!    David Phlegar, Water Resources