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FREE Fitness Classes start on May 7 on the Downtown Greenway!

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Get your exercise gear ready for the 2019 season of FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway! This is the 6th year that we have partnered with the Bryan YMCA to provide free fitness on the Downtown Greenway with great YMCA fitness instructors. Classes start on May 7 and run every Tuesday through September 24 from 6-7 pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Classes vary each week from Boot Camp, Tabata, Turbo Kick, and more. See below for the complete schedule. No experience necessary; go at your own pace & bring a water bottle! Summer 2019 PosterDownload New the Year: the last class of every month will feature a special group and include extra instruction and programs plus giveaways from lululemon, Athleta, The Shoe Bus, and other local businesses. All classes are open to anyone. May 28- Guilford County Schools Night June 25- Cone Health Night July 30- Downtown Residents' Association August 27-City of Greensboro Night September 24- College Night Text greenwayclasses to 40691 to receive class updates and weather cancellations.

Wear you best Star Wars costume to Wheels on the Greenway!

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Ride the Downtown Greenway:  bike, trike, skate or roll to the Gateway of the Open Book Cornerstone and the Warnersville Rec Center. Downtown Police Bike Patrol members will lead the bike ride on the Downtown Greenway. Kids Zone Bike Rodeo:  Crumley Roberts will provide a bike safety course, helmet fittings, free helmet & Kid Zone t-shirt to each child. Bling your Bike Station— get your wheels ready to ride with the help of the Girl Scouts Costume Contest-  wear your favorite Star Wars or galactic costume. Prizes from Children’s Museum, REI, Parks & Rec, Crumley Roberts, Cycles de Oro, & Revolution Cycles Kids Art Activity— paint your own canvas with spare bike parts! Greensboro Public Library– Story time at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and giveaways. Bikesboro & Local Bike Shops will provide bike tune-ups & demos including Galactic Bikes, Trek, REI, and Downtown Bicycle Works Kona Ice will be selling yummy ice treats! Other groups joining us: Bicycling in Greensboro, SafeGuilford, GDOT, Greensboro Public Library, & Guilford Basics

We’ve Moved!

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Action Greensboro & The Downtown Greenway offices have moved! Our new offices are located at 122 North Elm Street, Suite 110 on the bottom floor of the Self Help Building. Entrance to our office is located on Friendly Avenue. Phone numbers and other contact information remains the same. Come visit us!

Update on design and construction

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Construction is complete in southeast corner between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Construction began on Smith Street between Spring and Prescott in January, and dependent on weather will be completed at the first of June. The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved in the fall and construction is expected to begin by the end of April. Design essentially completed for western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street and a portion of the continued Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway from Smith Street to the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant just north of Benjamin Parkway.  Construction likely to take place in 2019/2020.     

Mark your calendar for the Wheels on the Greenway-May 4, 2019

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We are also collecting bikes for kids at Jones Elementary School, Hope Academy and Warnersville Re Center who do not have a bike of their own.  If you would like to donate a bike, please email Laura Lorenz llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or call 336.379.0821.  The last bike collection day will be on Thursday, April 4 from 4:30-6pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Special thanks to Bikesboro and volunteers for repairing all the bikes that have been donated. Click here to view segment on Spectrum News about the Bike Donation effort.

Construction has started on Smith Street to complete northern section

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Construction started last week on the two remaining blocks on Smith Street from Prescott to Spring which will complete the northern section. Anticipated completion of construction will be in April. Then construction will begin on the largest section of the Downtown Greenway-- the eastern section along Murrow Blvd from Gate City Blvd to Fisher and Greene. Click here to watch the segment on Spectrum News about the current construction. Beth Boulton, owner of Boulton Creative, talks about how construction on Smith Street and the Downtown Greenway are affecting her business-- in a good way!

Duke University student cites Downtown Greenway as similar to the Durham Belt Line Trail in thesis

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Duke University student Jo (Joungwon) Kwon graduated in December 2018 with a degree in MA Computational Media and did her thesis on the Durham Belt Line Trail.  The Downtown Greenway was a great inspiration for her project. Her thesis was about "The Use of Geographic Information System for the Adaptive Reuse of Historical Sites: A Study of the Durham Belt Line Trail." In this thesis, she analyzed how the Durham Belt Line will benefit from adaptive reuse, explore future options for Durham to maintain its history and community with the Durham Belt Line Trail, and discover how best to maximize the impact of curated cultural content through the use of digital tools such as GIS.  Read her thesis and about her findings regarding the Downtown Greenway on pages 43-46. ColorHaus at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway

January 21 Ribbon Cutting and MLK Jr. Bust Dedication a GREAT day!

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Over 100 people came out on Monday, January 21 after the MLK Jr. Parade to celebrate the opening of the southern section of the Downtown Greenway along Bragg Street and the relocation and dedication of the MLK Jr. Bust first fabricated by local resident Wilbur Mapp and refurbished by artist Jim Gallucci.  Click here to see all the photos from the event.

New art pieces installed on the Downtown Greenway

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Local artist Vandorn Hinnant installed 2 new art pieces on the southern section of the Downtown Greenway on January 17, 2019 in preparation for the ribbon cutting of this newest open section on January 21.  Click here for more information about the ribbon cutting.  The installation was on the front page of the News & Record-- read the full article.  Dawn Kane with the News & Record wrote a great piece on the artist and the history behind the art pieces; click here to read.