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									    Onondaga
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 Trails & Pathways

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          reater Syracuse/Onondaga County is at a crossroads, literally and figu-

   G      ratively, in the world of trails, pathways and becoming a pedestrian-
          friendly community. Our strategic location, Erie Canal Museum and
   historical role in canal-focused commerce are well recognized, yet Syracuse
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   is the primary gap in creating the 350-mile Erie Canalway Trail across the
   Empire State. The 1976 Onondaga County Bicycle Plan, featuring a hub
   loop around Onondaga Lake, which would connect the city to the suburbs,                          Bicycling Cities
                                                                                                                 2001
   was a realistic vision nearly 35 years ago which has unfortunately yet to
   materialize. When more than 4,000 participants attended the 1998 FOCUS
   Greater Syracuse Vision Fair and stunningly voted building leisure trails
   everywhere as the No. 1 means for assuring and embellishing the quality of                                                     No. 6 Sandren, Norway
   life in our hometown, the public had spoken yet their desires have by and                                                      No. 7 Trondheim, Norway                  The World
   large gone unfulfilled.
       Syracuse University has established a bus route-oriented Connective Corridor to               No. 4 Boulder, Colo. ...
   unify the Hill community with downtown Syracuse’s business district and attrac-                                                                                           No. 3 Copenhagen,
                                                                                                     15 percent of travel
   tions, with planned next steps incorporating creatively designed and landscaped bike                                                 #9 Berlin...                         Denmark...
   lanes meeting criticism from portions of the business community.                                                                     12 percent                           32 percent of travel
                                                                                                   No. 2 Portland...
       With a challenging economy, the correlating importance of a vibrant downtown,               260-mile                             of travel
   visions of Syracuse as a model green community, and the wellness of our youth in                system                                                                        No. 1 Amsterdam,
   jeopardy due to high rates of obesity, the benefits of and need for a multipurpose,                                                                                           the Netherlands...
   connected trail system should be evident to all. This Trails and Pathways guide                                                                                               40 percent of travel
   overviews all sorts of trail elements in Central New York, with the intent to both
   inform potential users of the opportunities they have and to galvanize support from    No. 5 Davis, Calif.
                                                                                          No. 8 San Francisco                                                        No. 10 Barcelona,
   all levels to make Syracuse/Onondaga County one of the better places in America to
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   hit the trail.



                                                                           
								
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