Brian Heagney: The downtown greenway is going to be a new integrating force for
Greensboro in the form of circular and linear parks. It will be a park that
basically circles downtown Greensboro that we can use for leisure
activities or transportation activities.
I wanted to walk to the farmer’s market on Saturday morning. When we were looking
where we should move next, any of the surrounding communities here
were on my radar. When the greenway becomes a reality I won’t have a
block in my mind that’s stopping me from heading to the next
neighborhood over because I’d have to get into my car. With the
greenway I could literally walk there in a beautiful landscape.
It will unite us. It will make us feel closer but it will also bring us together. You’ll see
when you walk or when you ride your bike or skateboard or rollerblade
within this environment, within your community, within your downtown.
From point a to point b you’ll become more aware that everything is
connected. Your home is connected to the downtown and you’ll want to
make every part of your life that much more sustainable for your
daughter or your granddaughters.