It's already the most popular walking and cycling trail in Spartanburg County, and soon, thanks to $2.3 million in planned streetscaping enhancements for Downtown Spartanburg, the two-mile Mary Black Rail Trail will receive a much-anticipated extension from its current end near the intersection of E Henry and Union streets through downtown to Barnet Park.
The proposed route will use an improved crosswalk to take the trail across E Henry Street and down Union Stret, then head west on E Kennedy Street to S Converse Street. From there, the trail heads north to Barnet Park and the Chapman Cultural Center along what will be South Carolina's first ever curb-protected bike lane.
And we don't plan to stop there. Future plans call for extending the Mary Black Rail Trail even further, crossing Daniel Morgan Avenue to connect with the Northside and eventually charting a course to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Check out the drawings below for more details