The Lakeview Link Timeline

From idea to project completion took nearly nine years

The Lakeview Link is a 4/10 mile trail for biking and walking that connects Lakeview Middle School on Old Buncombe Road, and the surrounding community to the Greenline of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Momentum Bike Clubs have after school programs for the students to learn the pleasure and freedom of riding bikes, and this trail allows them to safely ride the SRT.

A one minute video of the timeline

Greenville County negotiations and execution of right of way  easements took four years from 2013 to August 2017

•Conversations with property owners started in earnest in June 2013

•Duke Energy signed the agreement in January 2015

•The School District of Greenville County signed the agreement in August 2017

The Fundraising Phase came next

•In August 2017 The County announces ROW easements have been obtained

•Bike Walk Greenville started discussions with the County that month

•A public private partnership agreement was negotiated with the County and a Memorandum of Understanding was executed in December 2017

•In January 2018 Bike Walk Greenville Launched a Fundraising Campaign with a short professionally produced video

The fundraising campaign was successfully completed in June 2018

County Crews started grading in November 2018

The trail was paved in June 2019

Bike Walk Greenville commissioned public art by Charles Pate Jr. that was donated to Greenville County and installed in December 2019

This statue has become the background for photographs by countless trail users and clearly defines our advocacy that ” We all need a safe pace to walk and ride a bike.”

In June 2020 paving was done connecting the last section to the main SRT

Bike Walk Greenville hired Earth Design Inc to construct the entrance plaza that was completed in January 2021

The day lilies were planted in March 2022 and the kiosk was installed in May 2022

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