Wake County Seeks Public Input on Draft Greenway Plan

May 2016

More bicycle trails along nearby rivers? Walking trails that better connect your town to greenways in neighboring towns? No matter what your vision for the future of Wake County’s greenway network is, we want to hear from you.

Wake County residents are encouraged to read and share their thoughts on the county’s Draft Greenway System Plan, which will guide how the county develops greenways in the years to come. Their feedback will help ensure the plan is well vetted and meets the needs of those who use the greenways.

The public comment period runs through May 20. Residents can read the draft plan on the greenway plan website http://wakegreenways.weebly.com/ . Then, they can click on “Participate” to fill out an online survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete.

“Wake County and its partners are excited to present this draft plan to the citizens,” said Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Director Chris Snow. “We want to hear their comments and questions, because their input will highlight what is most important to them and point out any opportunities for improvement before the plan is finalized.”

Wake County started building the plan in October 2015, using existing greenway plans from each municipality. County staff sought public input on how these individual plans could be united across the county. Stakeholder meetings, public events and feedback from more than 2,300 people during that initial phase have shaped the plan to date. Now, the county will use this second round of public feedback to finalize the plan.