City unveils extension of White River Greenway

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– City leaders are officially unveiling the extension of the White River Greenway Friday morning.

“We use the term greenway to describe our network of multi-use path, so the Monon, the White River Greenway, the pleasant run trail.  They’re completely separated from traffic and are multi-use paths for bicycles, runners, roller bladers, people going on a walk,” said Jamison Hutchins, the Bicyclist/Pedestrian Coordinator for Indianapolis.

The 2.1 mile extension of the White River Greenway will take the trail from Raymond Street on the south side all the way up into downtown near the zoo. From there, bikers, walkers and runners can connect with the cultural trail which also connects to the Monon Trail.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the south trailhead of the White River Greenway on South White River Parkway. Mayor Greg Ballard will also receive an national award from Bicycle Friendly America.

Hutchins said the next step is to build paths from Indianapolis neighborhoods to access the greenways. Plans are also in the works for an Eagle Creek Greenway.

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