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Rails to Trails Magazine:: Green Issue 2011

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Get inspired to be more green!

Write a haiku about a rail-trail for poetry month; or better yet, write one about our own rail-with-trail, the Richland Creek Greenway.

If you have not yet discovered the Richland Creek Greenway behind the Nashville State campus check it out.  It is a very peaceful way to walk or bike over to the Sylvan Park or Cherokee neighborhood.  The Richland Creek Greenway is a great asset to the NSCC campus.

Biking and walking are great ways to get around, and Nashville’s greenways make is so much more fun and safer.

My haiku:

Greenways and trails

Connect people and places

Richland Creek Greenway.

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I would almost say every good thought I’ve had during the last several years has been on a bicycle. I can fill my life with a lot of activity, but riding gives me an opportunity to think productively.

It prepares my mind for a day of work, and it allows me to detox after work and be on as a dad and husband when I get home.

—Derrick Purvis
“Two-wheeled Commuting”

As a bicycle commuting librarian I can definitely say that I agree with this statement about bike commuting.

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Ride for Reading delivers books by bicycle to children in low income areas of Nashville.  On April 21st about 20 cyclists loaded backpacks and trailers with books and rode 8.5 miles to Glenview Elementary.  The children were so excited to see us.  They each got to pick out one book to take home and keep.

The students and the bikers.

Three students with their books

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This is at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN

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Greenways for Nashville is proud to support Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about this healthy initiative. Please contact Alix, if you have some time to share.
If you have yet to sign up, visit www.walk100miles.com. Join your neighbors, who have logged nearly 22,000 miles.
Wed, April 13
(starts at Park entry)
5:30 p.m.
1.06 miles
Sat, April 16
(starts at Parthenon parking lot)
2:30 p.m.
3 miles
Wed, April 20
(starts at Great Circle Rd. Trailhead)
5:30 p.m.
3 miles
Sat, April 23
(starts at Whitfield Park)
10 a.m.
3 miles
Wed, April 27
(starts at Hadley Rec. Center)
5:30 p.m.
2.2 miles
Sun, May 1
(starts at Hartman Community Center)
2 p.m.
2.35 miles


Saturday, April 23, from 10:00, a.m. Greenways for Nashville will have a booth at the Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park.
Come out and celebrate!

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