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Harrisonburg City Council Approves First Phase

Posted by Deb Fitzgerald on December 2, 2014 Capture

On October 28th the Harrisonburg City Council unanimously approved Option F1 of the Greenway to be fully funded and supported because this option best embraced the true and initial vision of the Greenway. Option F1is composed of the segments 2, 3 and 4. This option runs from the intersection of Mt. Clinton Pike and Virginia […]

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Open Forum: Connecting The City And County

Posted by @northendgrnway on June 28, 2013 P1100353

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 […]

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VDOT To Match $600,000 Grant For Greenway

Posted by @northendgrnway on June 21, 2013 114___06

On the front page of today’s Valley Virginia section in the DN-R! The City has received $600,000 in matching revenue funds from the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Northend Greenway, meaning that there is now $1.2 million available for the project. Good to see the wonderful VDOT news available to the larger Harrisonburg community. […]

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Green Light for the Greenway: NeG Receives $1.2 Million

Posted by @northendgrnway on June 20, 2013 ThankYouParty_NeG_SVBC_arms-up-2012-11

BIG NEWS for the greenway! After last falls $600,000 allocation for the Northend Greenway from the City of Harrisonburg, the City has just received another $600,000 for the project as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s revenue sharing program. This enormous addition of funds allows us to start implementing Phase I of the NeG. […]

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JMU Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University

Posted by @northendgrnway on April 16, 2013 bfu_league-logo

Just six months after Eastern Mennonite University received its Bronze Level designation, James Madison University rises to the occassion. Kudos to the students, staff, and administration who helped to make this achievement possible. The future looks even brighter for bicycling in the ‘burg! From the League of American Bicyclists: Bicycling is booming, and more and more young […]

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“Let’s Think Big and Extend Greenway”

Posted by @northendgrnway on April 9, 2013 greenway_SarahMurphy

Looks like everyone’s catching the greenway fever lately. Longtime local and JMU Professor Emeritus Bob Bersson makes a big call to action to support more pathways in last Friday’s DN-R. And we didn’t even put him up to it! Check out his greenway-happy letter to the editor (below). Right on, Bob. Want to see greenways all […]

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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Cyclists for Winter Pedaling

Posted by Northend Greenway on April 2, 2013 Tom's homage to local winter bicyclists in the DNR today!

I applaud the commuter bicyclists I saw [pedaling] around Harrisonburg in the midst of winter weather. Riding a bicycle benefits ourselves, community and world in dozens of ways. It is good for our health, pocket book and sheer pleasure. Even a short three-mile commute, studies show, dramatically reduces obesity and increases heart rate. A reliable […]

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Cutback Day Press: ‘Northend Greenway Gets Big Response’

Posted by Northend Greenway on March 25, 2013 Volunteers work along Blacks Run during the cleanup Saturday. (Michael Reilly/Daily News-Record)

‘That Bike Path’ Starts Clearing, Northend Greenway Gets Big Response Daily News Record | by Preston Knight HARRISONBURG — Working alongside about 150 other volunteers for a spring cutback day on Saturday, Suzi Carter was convinced that the Northend Greenway had reached an important stage: It was not simply “that bike path” in people’s minds. “It brings […]

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Harrisonburg Bike Month 2013 shaping up to be best yet

Posted by @northendgrnway on March 18, 2013 Cyclists of all ages enjoy National Bike Week in Harrisonburg.
Photo credit: Aaron H. Johnston via Bike Month Harrisonburg

When sustainable transportation advocates of New Community Project kicked off Harrisonburg’s first-ever Bike Month in May 2010, little did they realize that their efforts would today be attracting attention from around the state and region. To better serve folks who might not identify as a cyclist just yet (maybe you haven’t been on a bike […]

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The Walking School Bus: New Safe Routes Initiative Promotes Exercise for Schoolchildren

Posted by @northendgrnway on February 14, 2013 Waterman Walkers

Organizers of the Northend Greenway envision a city where it’s safe to walk or bike wherever you want to go. And that’s why we support other great initiatives that help to get kids get walking. Enter Safe Routes to School. For years now, members of our Steering and Education Committees have been behind a neighborhood […]

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