Great Tree Canopy Comeback - October 24, 2020

Volunteer to help us plant trees on the Towpath Trail between Glendale Rd and Covington Rd on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10am to 12pm.  Sign Up Form

Mid-Block Crossings can be confusing for everyone.  Watch this video to learn more about how to safely navigate a trail crossing where you are crossing the street in the middle of the block, rather than at an intersection.  

When traveling on city streets, bicycles have the same duties and rights as motorists.  Know and practice the rules of the road. 

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Tuesdays inSpring, Summer and Fall

Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m.

Questions?  260.427.6228 

Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with over 115 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. You’ll love reconnecting with nature along the linear parkways of the Rivergreenway or learning the history of the Wabash & Erie Canal along the Towpath Trail or enjoying the many miles of new trails throughout the Greater Fort Wayne area. Load up your family and bikes and join the fun!  Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride.  All participants ride at their own risk. Tuesday rides will continue through the summer. Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m.

For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228

or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079 

Date

Tuesday Trek the Trails Ride Start Locations

Length

10/20/2020

North River Rd Trailhead  **This ride will begin at 7pm** Riders must have headlight and taillight to participate**

Meet at the North River Rd Trailhead parking lot (also known as the Boat Launch, just east of Kreager Park), located near 7300 N. River Rd.

8 miles

 

Try this new App

GiveMeGreen by Sensys Networks

A new app called GiveMeGreen! links to traffic signals through a smartphone.  

The technology senses when a cyclist is within 300-feet of an intersection and sends a signal to change the light to green. The rider gets a notice via text or vibration that their approach is received.

The pilot program has installed the technology at nine locations, and the City is asking residents to download the app, give it a try, and provide feedback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Locations for GiveMeGreen (see map): 

  1. West Jefferson Boulevard/Freeman Street 
  2. Ardmore Avenue/Taylor Street 
  3. Engle Road/Statesmans Way 
  4. West Jefferson/Lutheran Hospital 
  5. Franke Park Drive/Wells Street
  6. Aboite Center Road/Homestead Road 
  7. Hanna Street/Oxford Street 
  8. Hanna Street/Creighton Avenue 
  9. Hanna Street/Pontiac Street

Fort Wayne is the second test city for the app, developed by Sensys Networks. The first test market was Santa Clarita, California.   

 

Trail Counts



Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?  

 

Trail Count Charts 2020 July

 

 2019 Trail Count Chart

 

 

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  GF License Plate

 

Support Trails with a Trails License Plate!

Consider a purchase of this Trails Plate to show your support for all types of trails in Indiana. The foundation will use the proceeds as grants to trail groups throughout the state of Indiana. This special plate is an additional $40, of which $25 goes to the Greenways Foundation. The Greenways Foundation envisions a statewide trail, greenway, and bikeway system that provides access to trails for all Indiana citizens. This world-class Hoosier greenways system connects scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, tourist, and economic sites in Indiana’s urban and rural communities, is convenient to people of all cultures, ages, and abilities, and is one of the state’s most powerful tools in achieving economic growth, a healthy citizenry and livable communities.

It’s simple to purchase the plate! Online, simply visit www.mybmv.com and navigate to the special license plates.  You also can go in person to your local license branch or order through the mail. New this year: all license plates are now mailed to you.  You can get a tax break when buying this license plate that advocates for a charitable cause. You can deduct this fee on Schedule A of your taxes.

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The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment. For additional information about any of the trail events listed below, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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