How about something similar to what is in Rock Hill?
A bike connection to the West Side would be fantastic. This needs to be a separate trail for bikers, joggers, walkers, etc. that is not connected with the vehicular traffic.
Can we also open the Hot Spot Skate Park up to bikes? That would open the park up to many other users. There are some good resources on why and how this should be done. (www.bikesbelong.org/resources/..., www.bikesbelong.org/assets/doc...) There are many places where this is a reality, why not Spartanburg?
The Bikes Belong Coalition was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often. U.S. bicycle companies recognized that they could accomplish more for bicycling by working together than by working independently. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting...
Yes please. Put a dirt track / bike skills area next to the skate park as well as a playground. So close to the YMCA, the rail trail, South Converse, Duncan Park, Converse Heights, etc. this will be a great gathering spot for families.
What about the empty lot near Pine Street Elementary? Corner of Boyd and Mills. City purchase the lot and make it a great playground for elementary school kids.
The Rail Trail could certainly use a playground or two. One near the skate park and future dirt track/bike skills area would be nice... Also, a playground towards the southwest end would be good.