Barbados Trailway Project

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Barbados Trailway

The Barbados Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Barbados Railway.

Mission

Converting the old Barbados Railway reserve into an accessible pathway for pedestrians, runners and cyclists.

2-3 km proof of concept: 10 feet (3 meters wide) asphalt center.

Verges of 6-8 feet on each side, fruit and other trees for shade.

Benches and shade/rain shelters along along the way.

Equitable, sustainable and safe mobility for all.

Ride, run, walk. Strollers, wheelchairs, anything but cars.

Parking, shelters, lights

Industrial Heritage

Barbados Railway ran from 1881 until 1937

Three disused Sugar Factories and several plantations en route

Fruit trees along the trail to provide shade

Agricultural land along most of the trail

Offsetting of carbon emissions

Reduce NCDs

Manage weight

Live Longer

Job Opportunities for small businesses

Food and drinks vendors

Bike rental/repair

Guides

Attraction for regular, long-term and cruise visitors.

Access to the interior of the country

Bike rental and tours

Communities

Connecting Communities

Motor traffic free walking and cycling between communities

Sustainability

Renewables, recycling, renovation

Solar Power

Water Management

Active Transportation

Education

Outdoor Classroom

Active Transportation

Safety


History

Several points of historic interest along the route.


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