Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Master Plan
Status: Completed 2014
Our One Mile – Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System was a collaborative county wide effort spearheaded by the Freshwater Land Trust to develop a greenway and trail system for Jefferson County and the Birmingham metropolitan area. The trails are planned in effort to improve active lifestyles, improve health, economic benefits, reduce flooding, and increase community awareness for the environment. As the basis for the planning effort, the design team held over 50 open houses and 6 design charrettes to gather public input for the Greenway Plan. An interactive map was also available online for people to provide their thoughts. During those events hundreds of people contributed ideas for trails that were identified in the Greenway Plan, which resulted in a total of over 700 miles of trail - 200 miles are off-road greenways and 500 miles are street-based trails. The Greenway Plan is divided up into six main corridors along the major creeks running in a northeast to southwest pattern following the ridge and valleys of Jefferson County. The corridors act as major pedestrian highways and are linked by connectors. In 2012, the plan was critical in the City of Birmingham receiving a TIGER VI grant to begin implementation of 29 miles of the trails was completed in 2014. GMC is presently working on the Jones Valley Complete Streets and the Civil Rights Trail of the TIGER IV projects.
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