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Overview

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.

History

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.

Timeline

The current project schedule  anticipates a construction contract being awarded in December 2014.

Documents
[PDF] Truman Linear Park Trail Phase 2 Approved Concept Report from Georgia Department of Transportation (5MB)

[PDF] Letter from Assistant City Manager Peter Shonka to Assistant County Manager Michael Kaigler RE: Truman Linear Trail Phase 2 Ownership/Maintenance (Nov. 7, 2013)

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Kevin

    This is a great project. So many parks and squares in Savannah. Once we connect them with rails to trails and canals to trails bikeways it will be the best city to live in downtown in the south! I love living here. :)

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  2. Kevin MacLeod

    Perhaps someday there could be a similar greenway on the West Side in the new Canal District where a new park will be by the Arena, and the Springfield Canal. Food for thought for long term plans.

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