Greensboro is moving forward with several pedestrian projects.
This week, Greensboro's Transportation Advisory Committee approved using more than $2 million to install sidewalks and bikeways from Florida Street to Willow Road near Barber Park. A combination of federal funds and local tax dollars is being used.
The committee is also directing other monies to build sidewalks from Summit Avenue to Huffine Mill Road on both sides of Phillips Avenue in the northeast. Tyler Meyer, Greensboro's transportation manager, says some of these projects are addressing a gap that has existed for too long.
“There is transportation safety benefits in terms of reduced accidents from installing proper pedestrian infrastructure such as sidewalks," explains Meyer. "[They] benefit everyone in society-the walkers, the drivers.”
Meyer also says Phase 2 of Greensboro's Downtown Greenway will also benefit. More than $3 million will fund construction along Murrow Boulevard and Fisher Avenue near Bennett College.