Walk Bike News – May 2015 : Selmon Greenway ribbon-cutting & Jane’s Walk

slider-selmon-greenway-ribbon-cuttingThe Selmon Greenway ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Saturday, May 2, and marked the opening of the first phase of the 1.7 mile, 15 foot wide multi-use trail located within and adjacent to the Selmon Expressway. A trailblazing concept in urban recreation, the new Selmon Greenway provides an important walk-bike connection between Ybor City and the Riverwalk. Funded by a USDOT TIGER Grant, the greenway implement a 2010 MPO feasibility study and reflects the collaboration of THEA, the City of Tampa, and the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

Following the ribbon-cutting, a portion of the Selmon Greenway will be highlighted during a Jane’s Walk, a guided conversational walk honoring the legacy of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs. A number of cities each year host such walks to re-familiarize residents with their own communities and neighborhoods.