Studies, Surveys & Designs


Impact Study Year 3

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 
Year 3 on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail shows over 501,000 users per year. The economic impact portion shows 25% of users coming from out of town representing $6.7 million in trail tourism.* (*Clemson International insititue of Tourism, Research, Development.)

Impact Study Year 2

July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
The Year 2 Impact Study shows trail use increased to over 403,000 users in 2012. New businesses have opened in relation to the trail and we see above-average use of the trail for commuting and short trips.

Click Here to Download Year Two Findings

Impact Study Year 1

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
Dr. Julian Reed and his team at Furman University have completed the first part of a 3 year Impact Study on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Click Here to Download Year One Findings

Shared-Use Path Design

Minnesota DOT Bikeway Facility Design Manual 2007

Trail Safety Fact Sheet

Data from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and other local sources

Greenways Project Budget Estimator

This spreadsheet formulates an approximate cost of paving greenways based on current materials and construction costs. Under the total units column, insert figures in linear feet of trail (based on 10 foot width) as well as needs for other services such as intersection features. Curb and gutter, fencing, and other extras are included.

Trailhead Information Station Designs

Layout (1)           Layout (2)           Layout (3)            Materials List

GPATS Transportation Survey

Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) has begun a five-year update of the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan, which was completed in 2007. The survey was developed to get feedback from residents regarding their transportation priorities, including road projects, intersections, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and public transit. Please take a few minutes to fill out our transportation survey here:  Click Here To Take The Survey.


Public support of greenways and other non-motorized transportation facilities like bicycle lanes, bike centers, and improved bus routes goes a long way in planning the future development of the Upstate.