Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brookhaven Readies for Multi-Use Trails in Stream Buffers

Looks like Brookhaven is setting in place the pieces to develop a 12 mile trail running along a stream buffer off on the North Fork of Peachtree Creek. They’re partnered with the PATH Foundation, too.

“We are pleased that the City of Brookhaven will soon be connected to the PATH system,” said Ed McBrayer, Executive Director of the PATH Foundation.  “We look forward to establishing a partnership with the City to provide trails and greenways that will promote a healthier, happier lifestyle.”

City of Brookhaven has adopted their Stream Buffer Ordinance to include “impervious public trails and paths” which allows a hard-surface, multi-modal path for walkers, bicyclists, baby strollers, and other pedestrians.”

The North Fork Connectors are a group advocating for such a public trail along a 12-mile stretch of a wide creek that runs near I-85 and extends from I-285 near Mercer University to the vicinity of the Lindbergh MARTA station, where the North Fork converges with the South Fork of Peachtree Creek to become Peachtree Creek. The path will eventually connect to the Belt Line and connect to other paths throughout the Atlanta area.


The North Fork Connectors meet with Brookhaven City Council member, Joe Gebbia

North Fork Connectors Organization: http://northforkconnectors.org/

"The North Fork Connectors hope to create a public linear park along the North Fork for walking, cycling, and paddling"

Imagine having a trail along a stream and coming upon this!



Historical local examples of trails running along streams in Metro Atlanta: South Peachtree Creek & Big Creek in Roswell / Alpharetta


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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dunwoody Start: Georgia Rides to the Capitol

Calling All Dunwoody Cyclists for
Georgia Rides to the Capitol



At a glance:
·     Nearly 2,000 area cyclists ride to the Capitol to support bike safety
·     Ride with Dunwoody Elected Officials along a police-escorted route
·     Meet at Fresh Market in Dunwoody Village at 9:30 AM on  Tuesday, March 18th
·     Enjoy the 16-mile, ~2-hour ride to the Capitol; ride MARTA or bike home
·     Free event, $20 suggested donation, complimentary snacks at starting point
·     Pre-register at www.GeorgiaRidesToTheCapitol.org


             *** Note: Only registered riders are covered by event insurance ***
Don’t miss the 9th Annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event. Show your state officials that you care about bicycling! The Dunwoody group will depart at 9:45 AM on a police-escorted route along Mt. Vernon Rd and will link up with Roswell riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. We’ll travel at a leisurely 12 mile per hour pace, but more casual riders and families may want to join the five-mile group ride leaving from East Lake MARTA Rail Station in Decatur. There are many other starting times and locations throughout the metro area, see the event website for details. Return routes from the capitol will not be police-escorted.



Join us at the 2014 Ride to the Capitol to demonstrate your support for safe, economically vibrant communities.

Let's create a Georgia that provides residents and visitors alike great opportunities for enjoying the simple, healthy joy of riding a bike.


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CONTACTS
Joe Seconder
Dunwoody Coordinator
404-545-3711

Fred Boykin
GRTTC Event Coordinator
404-668-4274




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