Prioritizing the future improvements of the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park

The Genesee Valley Greenway is a 90 mile long New York State Park that is being transformed from its historic use as a canal and rail corridor into a multi-use trail. 

Under its current condition the trail is incomplete and noncontinuous.

The Genesee Valley Greenway Action Plan project will propose a selection of improvements that will provide the greatest positive impacts, enhance usership, close trail gaps, and increase the trail’s economic impact on the region.

As part of our project, the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park and its consultant, Alta Planning + Design, will seek input from the public.  We are asking individuals to provide recommendations for improvements to the trail, access to the trail and unresolved maintenance considerations.  

Public input is being collected through the website, as well as at public meetings and one-on-one stakeholder interviews.

Please take a few moments to get involved and provide us with your thoughts on the best ways to improve the Genesee Valley Greenway.

Get Involved

We are inviting the public to get involved with this project.

Please provide us with feedback and your thoughts.  We are collecting your ideas for projects that could close the gaps in the Genesee Valley Greenway, provide better access to the trail, connect the trail to village centers and increase the number of users on the trail.

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Interactive Map

Tell us where to improve things
This map will be open for public comment until midnight on March 31, 2020

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Events

Find us at one of several upcoming community events.

Process

The Genesee Valley Action Plan kicked-off in October 2019.

The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park, the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Alta Planning + Design are conducting this study, using stakeholder interviews and public input to develop an action plan that will increase the number of users, improve access and increase the Greenway’s contribution to the regional economy.

After the early stage of the project, we will move into recommendations, analyzing the proposed projects, estimating costs and creating a prioritization framework to help quantify which projects are the highest priority.  Some items we are looking for include:

  • Projects that provide increased access
  • Projects to improve user experience
  • Projects that mitigate or close existing gaps on the GVG
  • Projects that improve outreach and public relations
  • Projects that improve the economic impact of the trail
  • Projects that improve interconnectivity between the GVG and other existing or proposed trails

After the initial prioritization we will return to the public to seek input and further comment. 

The final action plan and priority project report will be finalized in the late summer / early fall of 2020.

Timeline

2019
2020
NOV
DEC
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
Site Analysis
Public Input
Operations review and Sustainability Analysis
Initial Project Prioritization and Development
Prioritized Project Public Presentation
Final Project Prioritization
Final Project Prioritization
Final Action Plan Strategy
Final Action Plan Strategy

Upcoming Events

Participate in the following events to offer input on what you would like to see.

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Past Events

See summaries, photos, and materials of past meetings on our blog.

Aug21

High Impact Project Public Information Meeting #2

August 21, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Video Recording

Aug20

High Impact Project Public Information Meeting #1

August 20, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Video Recording

Feb8

Public Presentation/Input Session

Mt. Morris School
30 Bonadonna Ave,
Mt Morris, NY 14510

February 8, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Feb7

Public Input Open House — SNOW DELAY UNTIL 3PM

Cuba, NY Circulating Library
39 E Main St
Cuba, NY 14727

February 7, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Resources

As the planning process moves along, we will publish materials including public meeting presentations and display boards, draft plan elements, and the final plan document here on the website for your review.

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High Impact Projects Report
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High Impact Project Public Information Meeting #2 – Video
High Impact Project Public Information Meeting #1 – Video
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High Impact Project Public Information Meeting – Presentation
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Public Meeting #1 – Presentation
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Contact Us

If you have general questions or comments about the project, please contact us at input@geneseevalleygreenway.com.