Friends of Saranac River Trail continues our Treks in 2018 with our first Plattsburgh Downtown Trek. We'll visit highlights of Downtown as it is today. We'll point out a few historic point and a few coming attractions, but the focus is on the Downtown where we live, work, play, and visit -- today. We promise you you'll see things that have been right in front of your eyes for years as we explore Downtown.
The Saturday walk will begin and end at the Charleston Civic Design Center This walk will focus on the beauty and walkability of Charleston. We will also celebrate the city's unique neighborhoods and examine its civic projects. This event is part of our "Weekend of Jane Jacobs" multi-day civic celebration.
The Sunday walk is in partnership Enough Pie and Charleston Moves, as part of their month-long Awakening:MOTION community arts program. The walk will begin and end at the Charleston Civic Design Center and go through the Eastside up to the Grace Bridge redevelopment area. It will focus on the unique character and walkability of Charleston's Eastside neighborhood. We will also examine the effects of urban highways and discuss emerging civic projects. City and partner staff will join neighborhood leaders for this walking conversation.
Have you noticed that the night sky looks different in urban versus rural areas? Do you miss seeing starry skies in your city? Join the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies and Dark Sky SLC for a Jane Jacobs Walk exploring the effects of lighting design in our cities and how you can help bring back the stars in your own neighborhood. We will walk downtown and learn about the types of lighting that contribute to dark sky conservation. Throughout this walking conversation, we’ll examine how lighting design effects urban ecosystems; including animals, public health and safety, public policy, ecological conservation, education and outreach.
Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation to explore
the Folsom Corridor, an effort to create a two-mile, paved trail and daylight the waters of City
Creek. Learn about the history and development of the Folsom Corridor project. Creative
placemaking, implemented as a part of AARP’s Community Challenge, will guide participants
through this previous railroad right-of- way. Ending at the historic A. Fisher Mansion, participants
will learn about the Jordan River Trail bridge and connections to a regional trail system for Ogden
to Provo. Project partners will be on-hand to discuss project progress and gather thoughts, visions,
and ideas for future implementation.