The Owasco River Greenway Trail Project will complete the planning, design and engineering of a six-mile multi-modal trail system along the Owasco River extending from Emerson Park at Owasco Lake to Wadsworth “Park” on the City of Auburn’s west side. The Plan will augment the existing transportation system, meet the demand for new housing options, and provide a greenway corridor to reduce the City’s carbon footprint. The proposed Plan is a goal of the City of Auburn Comprehensive Plan and is intended to fulfill the policies of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) regarding bicycle and pedestrian concerns. The Plan will further the City’s efforts to link transportation, housing, and environmental policies to improve regional economic
Through a community participation process, the project will involve the design development and analysis of bicycle and pedestrian transportation infrastructure along the Owasco River. This new multi-modal trail system will connect neighborhoods throughout the City and provide the only direct non-motorized connection between downtown Auburn and Owasco Lake.
The proposed planning project will be completed in two Phases. Phase I, to be completed during 2012, calls for the completion of a Master Plan that will address the environmental, physical, historical and economic elements of the six-mile multi-modal trail as well as design alternatives and specifications for the trail and trail nodes. Based on the outcomes of Phase I, final design and engineered construction drawings will be developed for either the entire trail system or specific trail nodes.
This website is intended to provide information and continued updates regarding progress of the Owasco River Greenway Trail Project.
These webpages and materials contained within are based upon work supported by the FHWA under Cooperative Agreement No. FHWA TIGER II Grant No. P-34. Additionally, any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations express on these webpages and materials contained within are those of the Author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the FWHA.