Englewood: Council briefed on proposed South Platte River corridor improvements from South Platte Park to the Denver city limits

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From The Englewood Herald (Tom Munds):

Bob Searns, president of the Greenway Team, and Dave Lorenz, director of South Suburban Parks and Recreation, briefed the council on proposed projects during the Feb. 13 study session. “The concept is to extend the east-side trail from Big Dry Creek to Oxford,” said Searns, who heads the consulting firm working on the project. “Additionally, the concept is to make channel and bank improvements to make create a high quality water recreation area for people in canoes and kayaks.”[…]

“The Mary Carter Greenway is heavily used by cyclists, runners and walkers,” he said. “There are safety concerns because of the number of people using the trail and the fact the fast speeds of many cyclists could cause problems when they encounter slower moving walkers, parents pushing strollers or joggers.” The proposed answer is a gravel trail on the east bank of the river for walkers and joggers. The first section from Prince to Big Dry Creek was completed last summer.

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