We were pleasantly surprised to start off our morning with a great open forum piece from Bob Bersson in today’s DN-R. As Bersson states, greenways are “win-win propositions” for any community. His dream for a path connecting Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County will hopefully become a reality in the future.
County’s Help Needed With Greenways
Good developments are occuring in Harrisonburg, from the new urbanist “Collicello North” mini-community proposal and Northend Greenway project, southward to the Bluestone Trail, a path between Ramblewood Park and James Madison University. Now if the county would get on board with support of a “Southend Greenway” project that would hook up with the city’s expanding paths and greenway trails, what a plus for the entire community that would be.
Greenways, as all municipalities with them know, are win-win propositions, advancing public transportation, community connectedness, environmental health, recreation (walking, jogging, biking), and raising property values both along the green linear-park areas and in the community at large.
County supervisors and planners, please join the effort. The time for a city-county network of greenway linear-parks is now.
Bob Bersson lives in Bridgewater. Posted on dnronline.com on June 28, 2013.