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.
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
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.
Recent Greenways News
BREC is hosting the long-awaited groundbreaking. for Phase I improvements of its Greenwood Community Park and Baton Rouge Zoo on Tuesday, December 8, at 10 am.