Multi-Use Trail Research - 2011 with 2012 Updates
Why reinvent the wheel? In February 2011, I provided the following material which was posted on Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog. It received plenty of comments & feedback of all sorts. I just wanted to re-post it here for a refresher and reminder. The same facts and thoughts hold true today.
I detailed an actual trail in Walnut Creek, CA -- The Iron Horse Trail. When completed, the trial will span 40 miles connecting two counties and nine communities. Interestingly, the demographics of Walnut Creek & Dunwoody are VERY similar. Yet depending on who you speak with in our town, the support or opposition of Multi-Use trails is very DIS-similar.
About Walnut Creek:
- Median Household Income: $81,297
- Median age 45 years
- 56% Bachelor's degree or higher
- 83.89% White, 9.36% Asian, 3.25% multiracial, 1.96% from other races 1.07% African American, 0.33% Native American and 0.15% Pacific Islander
- Median Household Income: $82,838
- Median age 38 years
- 65% Bachelor's degree or higher
- 85.02% White, 7.78% Asian, 4.43% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races
And SINCE my 2011 posting, here's a BRAND-NEW Trail that's going to be built along GA-400 from the Lindberg MARTA Station area north up to the toll booths. It will connect southward to the Atlanta Beltline.
Oh yeah, before I forget, checkout Dunwoody's Brook Run Trail information.
Anyway, for my original 2011 posting, please click HERE & to read the comments.