A 10-foot wide grade-separated, detached, reinforced concrete path. More than just a fancy sidewalk, the Greenway serves as a safe and accessible recreational corridor; a key component of the non-motorized transportation system; an open-air science, ecology, history, and health classroom for students of all ages; and a vital public space integral in building sustainable, vibrant and healthy neighborhoods and a cohesive community. The man made and natural barriers that traditionally divide a community are the same corridors the Greater Cheyenne Greenway has employed to connect neighborhoods, school districts, and socioeconomic divides. From Sun Valley to Western Hills; Downtown to Harmony Meadows; LCCC to the Pointe; the Greenway is a path for all neighborhoods.
The idea for a Greenway path in Cheyenne arose from a grassroots group called the Crow Creek Greenway Committee, which formed in 1990, the driving force behind getting the project started. Twenty years later and with the involvement of the City of Cheyenne, governmental agencies, businesses, citizen volunteers and schools, Cheyenne boasts approximately 37 miles of completed Greenway path with plans for additional path!
Existing segments of Greenway - such as Dry Creek, Crow Creek, and Allison Draw - have focused on riparian corridors. Now, the goal of the pathway system is twofold: create a hub-and-spoke system that encircles the city in one continuous loop; and connect the non-contiguous segments to serve all neighborhoods while accommodating future growth.