Many communities across South Carolina have had success in creating built environments that promote active lifestyles, and in doing so have seen economic and fiscal benefits. The Myrtle Beach Rail-Trail Master Plan looks at the potential impact, highlighting important economic analysis to aide in development of final implementation methods. These are important steps in both promoting healthy, active lifestyles and providing economic benefits to the City of Myrtle Beach.
The Myrtle Beach Rail-Trail upon completion will connect to the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000 mile trail from Maine to Florida, and existing on and off-street facilities throughout Myrtle Beach, including the proposed Arts and Innovation District in Historic Downtown. The Master Plan studied health and economic impacts for each residential and commercial district along the 2.5 mile corridor, highlighting opportunities for rehabilitation of dilapidated properties, installation of art and sculpture, and construction of new parks and open space.
“The Swamp Rabbit Trail that runs from Greenville to Traveler’s Rest South Carolina, which is an incredible success story, and that’s really what we’re trying to model this after.” —Mayor Brenda Bethune, City of Myrtle Beach
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