The Cross City Trail in Wilmington NC is nearing completion. This is an off-road, multi-use trail that provides a safe biking and pedestrian route from Summer Rest Road near the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge through Wilmington parks and destinations including Halyburton and Empie Parks as well as UNCW campus. Much of it is currently completed although there are a few sections that are planned as future parts of the trail.
This map of the Gary Shell Cross City Trail shows the completed sections as well as the future plans for pathway. The existing sections are really nice, wide, safe paved paths that tour through the city and some of our parks. Halyburton Park already had a 1.3 mile walking/running/biking trail around the park and the Cross City Trail links up beautifully with that one. Empie Park recently added a paved trail around the park and it now fits in really well with the Cross City Trail. Soon it will extend to Wade Park which also has a nice walking/biking path.
I think this trail is a really important addition to our city. The parts that are already finished are wonderful. Some of the unfinished portions include dangerous intersections and roadways for pedestrians and leave Cross City Trail riders sort of stranded. I'm eagerly anticipating the completion of these parts.
Learn more at www.crosscitytrail.com and connect with them here: www.facebook.com/greenwayplan.