After a six-month campaign, Bike Walk Greenville has achieved its goal of raising $100,000 to cover half the construction costs for a trail spur to connect Lakeview Middle School to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Greenville County will contribute the other $100,000 and will start construction of the 4/10-mile spur in January.
“We want to thank the county for matching our raised funds dollar-for-dollar to achieve this public-private partnership,” said Frank Mansbach, executive director of Bike Walk Greenville. “We are also extremely grateful to the major donors and more than 125 private donors. With their contributions, the Lakeview Link will help Berea and Sans Souci residents safely walk and bike to places they want to go.”
Lakeview Middle School Teacher of the Year Jennifer Hull called the fund-raising success a dream come true for the community around the school as well as for the students, who she said will “safely and joyfully ride bikes and walk to downtown Greenville, Travelers Rest, and anything in between.”
The fundraising campaign started in December as is documented in our blog post Help Us Build the Lakeview Link.