Construction has begun on the first phase of the Salisbury Rail Trail, and we need your help in choosing an official name! Submit your creative name idea below, and your submission may be chosen!
Here are some ideas to consider for your name:
- Make it fun!
- Rail Trail names in other cities (like the Orange Blossom Trail in Santa Fe, CA, Atlanta BeltLine in Atlanta, GA, Good Neighbor Trail in Brooksville, FL, or the Doodle Trail in Pickens County, SC)
- Names of people who have made a valuable contribution to the Salisbury area and community
- Names that have special significance to the community where the Rail Trail is located
- Names of persons generally recognized as having made a significant, positive contribution to society or the community
About the Rail Trail
The City of Salisbury plans to build a trail running south-north through the center of town, following the general alignment of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The trail will be a centerpiece to the city’s active transportation network, connecting residents, employees, students, and visitors to key destinations. The planned trail is 5.75 miles running between the City of Fruitland (southern end) and West Naylor Mill Road (northern end). Key to the trail’s success is its alignment through Downtown Salisbury and connections to the Riverwalk, a major focus of the City’s trail system.
How does the Rail Trail benefit Salisbury?
Trails have increasingly become valuable assets for communities. Cities, towns, villages and hamlets across the nation are building trails along stream valleys, active and abandoned railroad lines, and through central business districts and college campuses – all to benefit mobility, economic vitality, and community well-being. The benefits of trails are well known. According to the Rails to Trails Conservancy, trails benefit health, transportation and livability, conservation and the environment, economy and revitalization, and historic preservation and community identity.
View the entire Rail Trail Masterplan here.