Building a better life through greenways and trails.
The environmental, health, economic, and community benefits of trails for walking and riding.
Greenways are corridors of protected open space managed for conservation and recreational purposes. Trails are paths used for walking, bicycling and other forms of recreation.
To view the Mayfield Village Greenway Corridor brochure, click here.
Why establish trails and greenways?
- Trails and greenways provide countless opportunities for economic renewal and growth. Increased property value and tourism and recreation-related spending positively impact community economies.
- Promotion of healthy living. Trails and greenways provide a safe, inexpensive avenue for regular exercise for people living in rural, urban and suburban areas.
- Greenways protect important habitat and provide corridors for people and wildlife.
- Trails and greenways help improve air and water quality. Providing enjoyable and safe options for transportation reduces air pollution. Protecting land along rivers and streams prevents soil erosion and filters pollution caused by road runoff.
- Greenways serve as natural floodplains.
- Trails and greenways are hands-on environmental classrooms.To build a better life. Trails and greenways provide what many Americans seek—close-to-home recreational areas, community meeting places, educational experiences, natural landscapes and beautification. They help communities build pride by ensuring that their neighborhoods are good places to live where children can safely walk or bike to a park or school.
- In Mayfield Village, the Greenway Corridor will provide a safe walking and biking route from Center School on Wilson Mills Road to Parkview Pool, playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, the Cuyahoga County Library’s new Mayfield Branch, and ultimately the North Chagrin Reservation of the Metroparks.
- Greenways and trails help make communities more attractive and friendly places to live.
This project made possible by the generous donation of property by:
- Progressive Insurance
- Mayfield Board of Education
- Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
- HD Beta I, LLC
- Nacy A. Panzica
- Panzica 731 Beta Ltd.
- Cuyahoga County Public Library
- Ohio Dept. of Transportation
- SOM Court Development
With funding assistance from NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative and Transportation Enhancement Program, the Mayfield Village Greenway Trail will be completed in 2014.
Greenway Corridor Masterplan and Design developed by: URS
Engineering by Stephen Hovancsek & Assoc., Inc.