Freshwater Land Trust working to connect Rotary Trail to Avondale
Earlier this month, The Freshwater Land Trust launched a push to extend a pedestrian and bicycle greenway to Avondale from its current terminus near Sloss Furnaces.
The new project will take up where the Rotary Trail on First Avenue South ended. Freshwater is raising money for the project and is working with the City of Birmingham on the design and construction documents. They hope to have the project started by the end of 2020 and completed for the opening of the World Games in 2021.
This trail extension is part of the Red Rock Trail System, a 750-mile network of existing and envisioned trails throughout Jefferson County. This new extension would complete the connection from Railroad Park and downtown to the thriving Avondale commercial and residential neighborhood.