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Spring Update

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As we turn gratefully towards spring and the warmer weather soon to bless the Valley, we thought it would be a good time to update you on what the Northend Greenway has been up to over the last few months. As you know, with your support and the efforts of Northend Greenway staff and volunteers, [&he... Read on »

[Green] Guerilla Crusade Comes to Harrisonburg

A battered, but ever-effective sign from the Walk The Burg movement. The signs were hung in late March, five months later a few can still be found across the City.

‘Walk The Burg’ Project Aims To Combat Car Culture Earlier this spring James Madison University students armed with paper and zip ties took to the streets, starting an unusual kind of guerilla war. The goal was to change the ‘Burg for the better, and in more ways than one. “We’re really trying to push against [&he... Read on »

Front Page News: Creating Community Green Space


We were thrilled to see a front page piece in the Daily News-Record this morning about Harrisonburg’s Plan Our Park initiative. For those of you who do not know about the project, Plan Our Park was established to explore the possibility of a public park near the Turner Pavilion on South Liberty street. POP’s design team [&he... Read on »

Get The Perspective: Landowners

Rachel Sara Blanton Melas and her family look forward to using the Greenway everyday. Photo by Vanessa Ehrenpreis

Blanton Melas, Rojas Santiago Among Landowner Supporters for Northend Landowners: the little known piece of the greenway puzzle. While the Northend Greenway has made fantastic progress thus far, nothing would have been possible without the initial approval of the individuals, families, and companies located along the proposed route. It may seem like a no-brainer to [&he... Read on »

Americana & The Greenway– One Dynamic Duo


Just three days until the Red Wing Roots music festival begins! The festival, presented by The Steel Wheels is sure to be a fun-filled family-friendly weekend. Trent Wagler of the Steel Wheels has been a long time supporter of cycling and the Northend Greenway. Some of that biking enthusiasm has rubbed off on RWR’s programming [&he... Read on »

Steering Committee Opening, We Need YOU!

Help wanted

Would you like to help guide the vision of the Northend Greenway? Do you have an interest in seeing Harrisonburg become a more walkable, bikeable city? Do you have an extra 3-5 hours per week to devote to the development of our city’s green infrastructure? The Northend Greenway would like to expand its Steering Committee [&he... Read on »

Open Forum: Connecting The City And County


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 [&he... Read on »

City Council Update – Moving Ahead with the Greenway


City Council met on Tuesday June 25 to cover a variety of transportation agenda items and updates, including the Northend Greenway. Assistant Director of Harrisonburg Public Works, Drew Williams, presented a progress report and projection for the trail’s alignment and budget. If you were unable to make it to the meeting, here’s what you missed: [&he... Read on »

VDOT To Match $600,000 Grant For Greenway


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. [&he... Read on »

Green Light for the Greenway: NeG Receives $1.2 Million


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. [&he... Read on »