The real focus of this plan is to make Helena-West Helena more walk-able and bike-able so we can offer the practical and low-cost alternative to those who do not have the option of a vehicle, as well as increase the tourism flow within the city,” said Ann Freiwald, of Alta Greenway Planning and Design.

Freiwald introduced the Greenway Master Plan at Tuesday night’s Helena-West Helena City Council meeting. Freiwald worked with the Advertising & Promotions Commission, the city and the Delta Bridge project, Helena Regional Medical Center and Delta AHEC to develop a master trails and greenway plan.

According to Julia Nordsieck, of Southern Bancorp, this project began with an availability assessment that Delta AHEC led about 2 years ago with the American Association of Retired Persons.