Downtown Greenway breaks ground on Thursday
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge City-Parish and the Downtown Development District broke ground on the Downtown Greenway on Thursday.
The Greenway is a proposed 2.75 mile network of bike and pedestrian pathways that connect Baton Rouge’s parks and recreational facilities, communities and attractions.
The North Boulevard phase of the Downtown Greenway runs on the boulevard from 5th Street to East Boulevard and will feature a shared use path and garden walk that will connect to the North Boulevard Town Square.
The phase will accommodate the downtown commuters and fitness activities such as walking, biking and others.
Mayor Melvin 'Kip' Holden, Councilwoman Tara Wicker, Davis Rhorer, DDD Executive Director, Mike Airhart of the Capital Area Finance Authority and Mark Martin, a representative of Bike Baton Rouge als spoke about the impact of the Downtown Greenway at the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday morning.