Greater Cheyenne Greenway
Greater Cheyenne Greenway Map
The Greater Cheyenne Greenway is a 10-foot wide, reinforced concrete path that can be utilized by pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the City and portions of the County. In designing and building the Greenway every effort is made to separate users from vehicular traffic via under and overpasses and separation from roadways where ever possible to provide for the safety of its users. 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 Greenway connects neighborhoods, schools and socioeconomic divides and is a critical part of the City/County infrastructure . 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 the greater Cheyenne area arose from a grassroots group called the Crow Creek Greenway Committee, which formed in 1990, the driving force behind getting the project started. Thirty years later and with the involvement of the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County, other governmental agencies, businesses, citizen volunteers and schools, Cheyenne boasts more than 40 miles of completed Greenway path with ongoing efforts for future connections as the City grows.
Existing segments of Greenway, such as Dry Creek, Crow Creek, and Allison Draw, have focused on riparian corridors and future plans will continue to do so as these areas are natural corridors which are often the most pleasant and safe areas for users and can offer opportunities to provide for environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat and water quality. Current goals for the Greenway system also include ongoing efforts to fill in existing gaps in the system and to make connections that serve all neighborhoods and accommodate future growth.