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For Excellence in Nonmotorized Transportation:

Reed Creek Greenway System

The Reedy Creek Greenway System, located in west Raleigh, North Carolina, is a paved multi-use pathway that provides a connection for bicyclists and pedestrians from residential areas to two college campuses, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Prairie Ridge Education Center, a university research forest and Umstead State Park. The planning and implementation of this greenway system has been a collaborative effort among many stakeholders, both private and public. A highlight of the greenway is the construction of a unique 660-foot pedestrian bridge over the I-440 Beltline, a major six- to eight- lane freeway around the city. Through this project, an important link has been created in the region's alternative transportation system. Citizens now have an opportunity to walk, run, or bicycle on a scenic and safe trail that connects neighborhoods inside the Beltline to some of the area's most heavily visited cultural and recreation sites.

Project Contributors:

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation
    Lyndo Tippett, Secretary | David D. King, Deputy Secretary for Transit | Thomas P. Norman, Director, Bicycle & Pedestrian Division
  • City of Raleigh
    Charles Meeker, Mayor | Members of the City Council
  • North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
    Lisbeth C. Evans, Secretary
  • North Carolina State University
    James L. Oblinger, Chancellor
  • The Umstead Coalition
    Spooner, Chair
  • SAS Institute Inc.
    Meredith College
  • Maureen A. Hartford, Ed.D., President
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Reed Creek Greenway System
Updated: 12/03/2012
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