New trail connects Waynedale to River Greenway

April 18th, 2016

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April 16, 2016

New trail connects Waynedale to River Greenway

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Saturday's sunshine was welcomed by many, including dozens of folks who took the first ride on the new trail way that connects Waynedale to the River Greenway.

City officials were joined by Waynedale residents and business leaders to cut the ribbon on the new trail connectivity. Attendees then either rode or walked the new path.

    Last fall the city completed construction of the new sidewalk along Lower Huntington Road that widens over the bridge crossing the St. Mary's River and connects to a new 8-foot-wide trail ramp connecting to the River Greenway.

    The connection now offers pedestrians, joggers and bikers a safe path to Waynedale businesses as well as Foster and Tillman Parks.

    Studies show that more and more people are using the trails every year.

    "That's one of the main reasons why we build trails - to connect residential homeowners with destinations throughout the community, making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists to get around our community and overall improving the quality of life," said River Greenway manager, Dawn Ritchie .

    The city's trail network now has over 70 miles in the city and another 20 in the county.