Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Work continues on city trail system Residents who have followed the Greer Commu- nity Master Plan’s initiative to add walking and bicycle trails in the City of Greer began to see tangible results of the effort in 2016. Greer City Council approved continued work on the plan, which was created by Alta Planning & De- sign of Greenville and is being facilitated by the City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department. “When you’re talking about this walking and bi- cycling master plan, you’re talking about how people move around Greer, how people experience Greer, how people get outdoors, are active and healthy, how fami- lies interact and how neighbors connect to each other,” said Jean Crowther of Alta Planning & Design. “That’s really the overarching vision and feel of this plan, look- ing at how we can change the infrastructure and how people experience Greer.” The firm and the city have sought public input throughout the process to help define the proposed con- nected network of on- and off-street bikeways, walk- ways, and trails that provide safe and family-friendly access between neighborhoods and community desti- nations for all ages and abilities. Seventeen bike racks bearing the city logo were delivered to the city as part of the trails initiative. The first were installed in November at the entrance to Greer City Park with additional rack locations planned within easy access to Greer Station businesses and restaurants. “Feedback to the racks already placed at Greer City Park has been very positive. They’ve generated conversation and there is significant excitement about the future,” Parks and Recreation Department Director Ann Cunningham said.” That excitement is justified, according to Crowther. “When realized, this plan will enhance the eco- nomic vitality, cultural assets, and overall health and well-being of Greer and its residents,” she said. The Rotary Club of Greater Greer paid tribute to first responders on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by hanging decorated stars from a Greer City Park tree as part of the HOPE Tree project. Bicycle racks have been installed at Greer City Park. 10