A greenway is a trail or road along a strip of undeveloped land, often near an urban area, set aside for recreational use or environmental protection. They are 10’ – 16’ accessible multi-use (bicycle/pedestrian) trails that have minimal interaction with vehicular roadways and connect people to parks, businesses, work places, and essential amenities. Typical amenities include benches, waste receptacles, water fountains, exercise stations, trailheads, and bike repair stations. Greenways may or may not be located on BREC property but the Greenway itself is considered public right of way.
BREC has several greenways built, planned, or underway. Click below to learn more about each.
- Scotlandville Parkway (Monte Sano Avenue to Scenic Highway)
- Greenwood Greenway (Thomas Road to Lavey Lane)
- Ward Creek Greenway (Bluebonnet Blvd to Siegen Lane Marketplace)
- Dawson Creek Greenway (Quail Drive to Perkins Road Community Park)
- City-Brooks Greenway (Park Blvd to Perkins Road)
CMAQ Greenway - Scotlandville Parkway to Downtown
BREC has also built accessible trailheads/multi-use paths that connect to bicycle and pedestrian systems managed and/or maintained by other City-Parish agencies.
Learn More about BREC Greenways
- Click Here to learn more about the value of greenways
- Click here to learn more about the BREC Greenways and future plans
- Click here to see the comprehensive BREC Greenways Map
- No bicycle or other mobility device may exceed 15 mph.
- Users under the age of 12 riding a bicycle or other mobility device (as an operator or passenger), must wear a protective helmet per City Ordinance.
- Keep moving. If you must stop, move to the side of the trail, out of the way of traffic.
- Ride/run/walk on the RIGHT side and use the left side to pass. Do not take up more than half the trail.
- ATVs, golf carts, mopeds or dirt bikes are prohibited.
- Headphone volume you should kept low enough to hear traffic and other greenway users.
- Pedestrians and runners always have the right of way.
- Announce yourself before passing: “On your left!”
- Use bike lights at night, per City Ordinance.
- Keep dogs on a 6ft leash or shorter.
- Give wildlife and natural areas a respectful distance.
- Don’t litter: only leave your tire or footprint on a greenways trail.
Check out the video below to learn the Greenway/Trail Etiquette and Rules. Note: This is for bicycle and pedestrian shared paths. Use caution when entering vehicular roadways and follow local/state laws.