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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