The article below isn't really related to off road, but should be of interest to some. The orginal plan for the Palmetto Parkway included a multi-use (aka bike path as far as I'm concerned) but was put on hold due to lack of funds. Today, however, things have changed and look better than ever. In short, there will be a path running from HWY-1 to exit 5 on I-20. With this being completed, the Greenway will be linked to it resulting in a complete loop of North Augusta including the current path that runs up Knox Ave past Wally World and Lowes onto HWY 25 which will split North Augusta in half.
If anyone is interested, I have a PDF on the complete master plan that shows in detail the "multi-use" path.
That is great news! There are those of us that enjoy that link already. Good on days when the trails are too wet and from Steven's Creek Elementary in Evans all the way to the end of the Greenway and back makes for a good combo ride if you don't want to ride on the road for some reason!
Post by Virginia Bill (fka Jax Bill) on Nov 30, 2008 20:25:45 GMT -5
This is great! In Florida we have a similar trail north of Tampa on the Suncoast Parkway. Since I hope to moveto McCormick in the next year or two at least for half the year and like to road ride as well as mountain bike, I can't wait to ride this trail. I am a little skiddish about road riding in SC since you have one cyclist killed every 17.4 days, few paved shoulders and no bike lanes. In Florida we already have hundreds of miles of multi-use paths and bike lanes everywhere. Bill from Jacksonville
I rode past the Palmetto Parkway on the HWY 25/Sudlow Lake Rd section and was excited to see asphalt being laid. They've had the road bed out for a few weeks and have now begun to get that black top down. How Exciting!!! Also, how agonizing to watch it slowly progress. What's it...a watched pot never boils?