Release Date: February 22,2012

Comprehensive Greenway Plan Begins


The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in partnership with the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, has begun preparation of a Wilmington - New Hanover County Comprehensive Greenway Plan. This plan will provide a framework for local governments and project partners to establish a comprehensive network of greenways. Greenways are corridors of land recognized for their ability to connect people and places together. Most greenways contain walking and bicycling trails (called blueways when they feature canoeing and kayaking) that enhance opportunities for transportation and recreation.

After the kickoff event (held on February 15), multiple public input workshops will be held this spring and summer. The public can also provide input through an interactive map and survey at The final plan is scheduled to be completed in December 2012.

For more information, please call 341-3237 or visit to get updates about the Wilmington - New Hanover County Comprehensive Greenway Plan, visit and click LIKE.