Walking path links
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In September 2003, the Cleveland EcoVillage welcomed its newest component: The EcoVillage walking path. Consisting of more than a mile of marked trail, the walking path meanders through streets and alleys in the EcoVillage neighborhood. And it links destinations such as the community garden, Green Built homes, W. 58th Street town homes, and the W. 65th Rapid transit station.

The path was created in partnership with volunteers from Key Bank, who annually participate in a day of community service. More than 70 volunteers gathered on September 9 in the Cleveland EcoVillage to pick up garbage, remove weeds and edge streets, and otherwise clear the way for the walking path. The volunteers also led the stenciling of the path. Vibrant blue letters beckon the more than 2,000 residents of the EcoVillage to walk the path, visit a neighbor or explore a forgotten greenspace or brick alley.

Jen Hovis, one of the neighborhood's newer residents, said that she and her husband hadn't explored the whole neighborhood until the path was laid. Curious about the new addition, they wandered out to find out where the path led, and were surprised at the little brick alleys and hidden greenspaces they discovered along their walk. Oliver Burke, another new EcoVillage resident, said he has started walking some of the path to commute to and from work.

Soon, the path may be a popular recreational option, as well as another choice for those who want to leave their cars behind.


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