Broward County's Greenways System is a countywide network of safe, clean, bicycle and equestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. From the Everglades to the Atlantic Ocean, Greenways connect neighborhoods to conservation lands, to parks and recreation facilities, cultural and historic sites, schools and business areas. The system provides opportunities for recreation and alternative modes of transportation, in addition to restoration and enhancement of native vegetation and wildlife habitat (habitat corridors).
The Planning Process
In the spring of 1999, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners made the creation of a county-wide system of greenways and trails a priority goal. Based on the public's input and planning considerations, eight corridors were selected as part of Phase One of implementation, including Cypress Creek, Conservation Levee, New River, Flamingo Road, Hiatus Road, Barrier Islands, Griffin-Orange Greenways, and Dixie Highway.
The County coordinates with the local municipalities and residents, as well as the Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida Water Management District, Florida Turnpike Authority, Broward County Engineering, Broward County Transportation Planning Division and the Broward County School Board to identify and implement opportunities for expanding the network. The Broward County Land Use Plan (BrowardNEXT) and the County’s Transportation Element include maps with the existing and conceptual greenways system plan.