The Truman Greenway, officially know as the Truman Linear Park Trail, is approximately 6 miles in length and will link Daffin Park with Lake Mayer Community Park. The greenway will run parallel to the Truman Parkway and will be suitable for bicycling, running, walking and bird watching. In addition to recreational uses, the greenway will provide a commuting option for Memorial Health University Medical Center and other employers along the route. The greenway’s northern terminus is just behind the Savannah Whole Foods Market.
The need for developing a linear park within the Casey Canal Corridor was first identified in the 1970s. The concept was further developed in the 1992 “Chatham County/Savannah Bikeway Plan,” the 1996 “Chatham County Open Space Plan,” and the 1997 Coastal Georgia Land Trust “Gateway to Coastal Georgia: Connecting the Coast” master plan. In 2005 $1,008,000 for the construction of the Truman Linear Park Trail-Phase II was included in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act.
Route and Surface
The Truman Linear Park Trail, Phase 2 project proposes to connect the Phase 1 Trail (Police Memorial Trail) to Lake Mayer. Phase 2 is approximately 4.8 miles in length and varies in width from 8-ft to 10-ft. The path will consist of a combination of retrofitting existing sidewalk and a new 10-ft wide asphalt path. Canals will be crossed with timber bridges and wetlands will be crossed using timber boardwalks. The improvements also include upgrading intersection crossings to safely accommodate pedestrians. View route in Google Maps.
The current project schedule anticipates a construction contract being awarded in December 2014.