Greenwood has more than 20 miles of trails, but not a single sign identifies any of them. Nothing tells you whether you’re running on Tracy Trail, West Smith Valley Trail or Polk Hill Trail.
For some users, particularly those walking, jogging or biking on a trail for the first time or who use trails infrequently, this can be an issue. If they want to go somewhere in particular, they don’t know which way to go.
But the city plans to change that, now that construction is close to complete on the main trail that runs through the center of the city and links different parts of the trails system.
Greenwood is installing trail signs as part of the last phase of Tracy Trail project and will look next year at coming up with a plan to mark trails across the city. Many of the signs will be posted on roadsides near crosswalks to let drivers know that they’re coming up on the trail, will make residents more aware of where they can go for a run or a bike ride with their kids, and will let cyclists and joggers know where they are.