In the mid 90’s a plan was proposed to create a bicycle trail connecting downtown to the mouth of Dog River. That plan never materialized. Recently Mobile United‘s Natural Resources Committee has made the trail a project priority for the upcoming years.
Features of the Trail
- Connect four city parks: Arlington Park, Doyle Park, McNally Park, and Helen Wood Park.
- Create safe bicycle access to downtown from DIP neighborhoods.
- Provide access to undeveloped areas of the western coast of Mobile Bay
- Promote activity in heavily populated areas with few safe bicycle routes
Crepe Myrtle Trail Route (PDF)
A consortium of local leaders has formed the Mobile Greenway Initiative and has formed a sub-committee for building Crepe Myrtle Trail.
Two community outreach meetings were held in April 2015
Delta Bike Project J.L. Bedsole Foundation Mobile Baykeeper Mobile Airport Authority Dept. of Interior National Park Service Mobile United Hatch, Mott McDonald Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce City of Mobile BicycleMobile.org Alabama Coastal Foundation Mobile Gas Leadership Mobile Alabama State Port Authority SARPC Mobile County Health Department USA Center for Healthy Communities Maynard Cooper & Gale Midtown Movement Int’l Used Oil Research Institute Thompson Engineering New Hope SDA Church Pelican Coast Conservancy USA Medical Center The Peninsula of Mobile Dog River Clearwater Revival Hargrove Engineering University of South Alabama Partners for Environmental Progress
- Compile Information from Community Outreach Meetings
- Deliver to City of Mobile and SARPC
- Seek opportunities to fund Engineering
- Seek opportunities to fund Construction
Obstacles To Trail Creation
- Funding (Possible Funding from Restore Act)
- Coordinating with USA Foundation and their Brookley By The Bay initiative for easement and access through their property.
- Mobile Airport Authority and FAA approval for a trail on the eastern edge of the runway.
Key proponents of the trail include Mobile County Health Department, Mobile United, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Baykeepers, Team Share the Road, and more.
Would you like to help make this trail a reality? Please email us for more details email@example.com
News about the Crepe Myrtle Trail
2015 Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride – May 16 – 9:00am
- Historic opportunity to bike ride the east side of Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley (on the water side of the runway)
- Educational talks about bird habitat, Mobile-Tensaw Delta Estuary, and environmental restoration
- Fun group ride with beautiful views of Mobile Bay.
- FREE (Registration required)
Please RSVP and pre-register at http://mobileunited.org/events_detail.php?e=30
Questions: (251) 432-1638