BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — When the plan was unveiled two years ago this month, there were skeptics.
The Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail System was a visionary, long-term plan for knitting Jefferson County together.
Cities of all sizes were asked to take some piece and — with public and private partners — and link the trail system together, turning the county into one massive, walkable community.
In the end, after 30 years and $200 million, it is expected to include as many as 250 miles of greenways and trails and 500 miles of streets open to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. (read more on AL.com)