The City of Cheyenne will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Laramie County Community College (LCCC)/Sweetgrass Greenway underpass at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th. The event will take place near the new underpass on the north side of E. College Drive. Parking is available at LCCC in Lot N, located near the campus residence hall.
The recently completed project is located on E. College Dr. near the LCCC campus and the Sweetgrass housing development and provides a safe, grade separated crossing for bicyclists and pedestrians under E. College Dr. and connects significant portions of existing Greenway to the north of College Dr. to new Greenway located in the Sweetgrass development to the south.
The LCCC/Sweetgrass underpass is funded with 2017 voter-approved Sixth Penny Sales Tax, and Wyoming Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration grants.
Since voter approval on the Sixth Penny Sales Tax ballot in 1991, the Greater Cheyenne Greenway has grown to encompass over 45 miles of bicycle and pedestrian paths in the Capital City. The 10-foot-wide concrete paths provide connectivity throughout Cheyenne for recreation, transportation, and relaxation. The greenway snakes along Crow and Dry Creek, parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial centers. It stretches from Four Mile Road at the Pointe subdivision to the north, Sweetgrass subdivision to the south, Interstate 25 to the west, and the expanding Saddle Ridge subdivision to the east.
For more information, and maps of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway, visit www.cheyennecity.org/greenway.
The Cheyenne Greenway Foundation wants to thank the citizens of Cheyenne and Laramie County for their continuing support of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway. We also want to give special thanks to our steadfast sponsors of Spring into Green, the 5k/10k event held annually the second Saturday of June for the previous 12 years. A big shout out to Wyoming Department of Transportation, First Interstate Bank, Jonah Bank, Biolife Plasma, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Wyoming, Foot of the Rockies, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Blue Federal Credit Union and Summit Engineering. Without these generous businesses, our main fundraising event would not be possible.
The Greenway Foundation is a non-profit staffed entirely by volunteers. We are proud to donate our time and resources for the benefit of the Cheyenne Greenway users. Our work is 100% funded by donations. This includes raising awareness of the Greenway and encouraging its use. We remain steadfast advocates of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway and trail improvements. The profits from our efforts fund continued improvements in the form of user amenities. Our most recent efforts include a new round of way-finding signage. Other projects on the horizon include new murals and more bike repair stations.
We are always looking for board members and supporting members. Please contact us via email if you are interested.
Did you know that 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway? Our 30 for 30 campaign is running all year long. We are also a registered non-profit with Amazon Smile and if you choose us, we get a percentage of your purchases donated to the foundation. Don't forget to check out our 30th anniversary souvenirs too! Thank you for supporting the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation.
Join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway! Since voter approval on the 6th Penny Sales Tax ballot in 1991, the Greater Cheyenne Greenway has grown to encompass over 44 miles of safe, separated non-motorized paths in the Capital City. The 10-foot-wide concrete paths provide connectivity throughout Cheyenne for recreation, transportation, and relaxation.
As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary, we want to hear from you! We encourage the public to submit Greenway pictures, videos, and stories on social media using the hashtag #Greenway30. You can also send pictures, videos, and stories using our online form: https://bit.ly/3rsJp9K. Submitted items may be publicized by the City on their website, social media, or other print material.
As the winter thaw fades to spring and summer, the Greenway is a perfect way to explore Cheyenne. The path snakes along Crow and Dry Creek, parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial centers. It stretches from Four Mile Road at the Pointe subdivision to the north, Laramie County Community College (LCCC) to the south, Interstate 25 to the west, and the expanding Saddle Ridge subdivision to the east.
Prior to the 1991 ballot measure, the Greenway we know today originated with the formation of the Crow Creek Greenway Committee. The grass roots group was formed on Earth Day 1990 comprised of citizens interested in cleaning-up the environment and building a path along the creek. The Crow Creek Greenway Committee requested funding from the City for a portion of a path along Crow Creek and money was granted for the project. Construction of a segment in Martin Luther King Jr. Park was then completed in 1991. Later that year, the vision for Crow Creek was expanded to a community-wide greenway system. Other citizen groups such as Plant the Cheyenne Forest Committee and the Allision Draw Steering Committee became involved and supported the concept of a community-wide recreational transportation system. The overall system was eventually expanded to a system which included four off-street greenway sections and a comprehensive on-street system of bike lanes and bike routes. The four off-street corridors were along Dry Creek, Crow Creek, Allison Draw, and a section of abandoned railroad bed south of Nationway. The vision of the greenway corridors included major improvements related to recreation, transportation, and beautification of the identified corridors.
For more information on the Cheyenne Greenway, and to view a Greenway map, visit www.cheyennecity.org/greenway.
The 12th annual Spring into Green fun run and walk with take place on June 12th at 8am in Smalley Park in Cheyenne. The out and back run will follow the Dry Creek Greenway under Dell Range and along Stillwater and Bluegrass avenues.
This year's race helps to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first section of Greenway in the community. Proceeds raised will go to support ongoing amenity improvements along the 40 plus miles of multi-use running, walking and biking trails including supporting phase two of the Greenway Wayfinding program.
Runners and walkers can register here for the race. Current CoVid 19 restrictions will be observed and if necessary arrangements will be made for staggered starts to comply with any social distancing requirements on race day.
More information on Spring into Green
2020 Fall into Green Race Results
The Honorable Edward L. Grant passed away on August 26, 2020. One of his favorite places to ride his bike was the Greater Cheyenne Greenway and those remembering and honoring his life have been helping to preserve that legacy.
Judge Grant’s obituary stated. “Those who wish may make a contribution in lieu of flowers to the Greater Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, whose efforts made possible one of his most-favorite places to ride his bike. Please think of him every time you enjoy it.”
His son, Thomas Grant wrote us… “My nephew and I enjoyed a bike ride on the Greenway over Labor Day weekend as we thought of my Dad. Please think of him every time you enjoy it. We hope you are able to put the donations to good use.”
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has honored Judge Grant by contributing to the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family in these difficult times.
If you’d like to make a donation in Judge Grant’s honor or for any other reason, you can do it here.