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The Connector is the City’s answer to the lack of east-west trail connectors. It defies the characteristics of most creek trails by running through quiet neighborhoods and along lower volume streets. It also runs contra-flow to most of the trail network, running from the southwest to the northeast.
As noted on the map, the Elmwood Park/Connector ultimately will connect the Riverfront trail with the Keystone trail at 72nd and Pacific Street. However, the current segment is short, running only 2 miles from the Keystone, through Elmwood and Memorial Park and ending at Underwood Avenue. A bike lane has been striped on the west side of Happy Hollow and 51st Street but is narrow and recommended only for the intrepid.
Length: 3.05 miles
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- Short distance
- Elmwood park is crowded during the summer making passage difficult for bikers
- Several conflicts with crossings from the Elmwood Golf Course
- A pleasant diversion from the Keystone connection
- Scenic and quiet
- Connections to Elmwood Park and Memorial Park are worth the trip
- Abuts the University at Nebraska at Omaha
- Ample parking
- Restrooms at Elmwood (open seasonally)
- Drinking Fountains and Restrooms available in most buildings at UNO
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