A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Cross Campus Greenway is scheduled May 7 on the University of Florida campus at Bartram Carr Woods, across from the new Harrell Medical Education Building on Newell Drive.
The event is expected to begin at 10 a.m.
The new bike and pedestrian trail runs from Southwest 34th Street at Hull Road to the intersection of Newell Drive and Southwest Archer Road. The recently completed project was funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.
The opening of the greenway coincides with the completion of the Depot Trail upgrade and new portions of the Archer Braid Trail, all of which are part of a cross-county trail from Archer to Hawthorne with spurs through Innovation Square and to Gainesville Regional Airport
The event is coordinated with the city of Gainesville’s celebratory bicycle ride that will depart from the Bo Diddley Plaza downtown at 9 a.m. traveling along the trail. Riders are expected to arrive on campus at 10 a.m. for the ribbon cutting and then proceed to the eastern end point of the future Southwest 30th Avenue overpass across I-75.
The events also recognize May as National Bike Month.