"This has been a long time coming and it is just the beginning. What a pleasure it will be when you can safely walk, jog, or hop on a bike with your family and travel throughout our County," said Commissioner Jacobs. "The Greenway network is designed to provide a venue for alternative modes of transportation, opportunities for recreation, neighborhood improvements, restoration of native plants and wildlife habitats and improve our quality of life."
In 2002, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved the Greenways Master Plan and individual plans for priority corridors. The New River Greenway is the first to be completed and was originally part of a $5.9 million grant provided by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to Broward County. However, when plans to build the I-595 Express Corridor got underway, the location of the planned Greenway was modified and completed by FDOT.