The Lakeview Link to the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail
Bike Walk Greenville is the County’s and Cities’ partner for building new safe walking and biking cross Greenville County
Just to the left of these woods on the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail (GHS SRT) is Lakeview Middle School.
Bike Walk Greenville is raising funds to build the Lakeview Link, a trail measuring 4/10 of a mile in length, as a Public Private Partnership with Greenville County.
This new trail will create a safe walking and biking environment for 575 students at Lakeview Middle and the surrounding community along the Old Buncombe Road corridor. Lakeview Middle is a school with a high povert
y constituency and at which 100% of the students are eligible for free lunch. The School District reports that 480 students live within a 1 ½ mile radius of the school. Students, as well as Sans Souci and Berea neighborhood residents, would benefit from the safety improvements, further encouraging healthy transportation options.
Furthermore, Momentum Bike Clubs serves the students at Lakeview Middle School. Momentum allows students to experience, many for the first time, Furman University grounds, downtown Greenville, Falls Park, the Cancer Survivors Park, and Travelers Rest – all while learning safe bicycling skills. However, without the Lakeview Link trail, students cannot safely access the GHS SRT directly from the school, and instead must confront four lanes of high-speed traffic without bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure on Sulphur Springs Road and West Blue Ridge Drive.
Bike Walk Greenville has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Greenville County that specifies upon raising $100,000 for construction materials by July 1, 2018, the County will start building the Lakeview Link by January 1, 2019.
Bike Walk Greenville is a 501c3 public charity.for tax deductible contributions should be sent directly to Bike Walk Greenville.
Bike Walk Greenville
PO Box 6626
Greenville SC 29606-6626
If you would like more information, please contact either Ty Houck with Greenville Rec at 864-331-9631 or Frank Mansbach with BWG at 864-315-7037