WSGreenways.com

About Us

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WS Greenways is a citizen advocacy group working to get more people onto the greenways found throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. We are also dedicated to the timely improvement and expansion of our greenway system. Our goal is a community-wide network of trails connecting destinations for work, play, school, shopping and more.

Why Greenways?

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Greenways offer opportunities for recreation and exercise by providing safe, accessible routes for cyclists, joggers, strollers, skaters, scooters, people in wheelchairs, dog walkers, bird watchers, kids and adults, families and friends—in short, everyone and anyone.

Greenways improve environmental quality by protecting plant and animal habitat. They help clean our water and air. And they bring us to increasingly hard-to-find natural areas close to home.

Greenways can facilitate alternative transportation by providing bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly routes between home, work and other destinations. By encouraging non-automotive options, greenways reduce automobile congestion and pollution, thus improving the quality of life in our city.

Greenways make our community more attractive to all its residents, as well as to businesses hoping to lure high-quality employers from elsewhere, and to businesses considering an expansion or relocation here.

Join Us

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Please join us in our efforts to make Winston-Salem greener and more pedestrian-friendly. See What's Happening or contact us to find out how to:

  • Attend our monthly meetings to hear from an interesting guest speaker.
  • Join in or organize a greenway enhancement project or a clean-up event.
  • Attend or organize a fundraiser to support our work.
  • Help lobby our city leaders to encourage the further development of our greenway system.

Do you have an idea for a way to improve and expand Winston-Salem's greenways? Please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

Advocate

We encourage our supporters to stay in touch with their representatives on the Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, especially when greenway matters are being discussed or voted upon. In order to ensure that a positive voice for greenways is heard, we try to have a presence at every meeting. When a matter of interest to WS Greenways is on the agenda, we try to have as many members present as possible. Contact us if you'd like to participate in this effort.

The City Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month, at 7 pm, in Room 230 of City Hall, 101 North Main Street. County Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Monday, at 6 pm, on the fifth floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 North Chestnut Street.

Winston-Salem City Council

For a ward map, click here.


Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

  • Richard V. Linville, Chairman: (336) 727-2531
  • Gloria D. Whisenhunt, Vice Chair: (336) 725-1072
  • Mark Baker (336) 671-1540
  • Walter Marshall: (336) 529-0094
  • David R. Plyler: (336) 413-1102
  • Bill Whiteheart: (336) 703-2006
  • Everette Witherspoon: (336) 416-9388

To email any commissioner, click here.