Goshen’s Maple City Greenway Just Keeps Growing

Published April 2022

15 Ways Goshen is the Greenest • The Good of Goshen

Goshen’s Maple City Greenway

Why drive when you can walk?

Goshen’s more than 30 miles of pedestrian and bike trails make our community a place where leaving your car at home – and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the same time – is as easy as stepping outside.

In a 2017 study, cars were identified as the second-largest contributor to Goshen’s emissions. As a result, the city has committed to promoting alternative forms of transportation to reduce this environmental impact from personal vehicles.

The Maple City Greenway is proof of that work.

With infrastructure to support as much zero-emission transportation as your body can sustain, the greenway connects neighborhoods with schools, businesses, and downtown destinations in beautiful ways that change with the seasons.

And the great news is this network of paths will continue to grow: The city is committed to adding trails wherever possible as opportunities present themselves in new development, redevelopment, and evolving roadways, according to its Complete Streets initiative. And Goshen’s Climate Action plan goals include the creation of an education campaign to encourage employee bicycle commuting, supporting the broader adoption of this simple approach to mitigating climate change.

Written and edited by Wendy Wilson