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“Columbus Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the city entering into the agreement, which will not obligate the city to fund any of the project, but to facilitate the work and lend certain employees to it.

The plan calls for building 27.5 miles of trails in 12 “links” that would first connect the Riverwalk and the Fall Line Trace, the city’s two existing such trails, and then interconnect trails in other parts of the city, such as the new Follow Me Trail and a proposed trail along the length of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The foundation hopes to complete the projects in five years.”

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Via the Savannah Morning News:

“The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has given its approval to allow repair work to begin on the embattled McQueen’s Island Trail. On Monday, the department notified Chatham County it has issued a letter of permission for temporary maintenance activities associated with the popular multi-use trail, which continues to suffer from erosion.”

Read more: State grants permission for repairs to McQueen’s Island Trail

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The McQueen’s Island Trail

Via the Savannah Morning News:

“County Commissioner Pat Farrell said he recently learned in a county memorandum of a proposal to close the trail, which lies in his district. He said last Wednesday the trail needs to be fixed as soon as possible. That’s because if it ever washes out entirely, the state Department of Natural Resources will not permit it to be rebuilt. Such a fate would be a loss to the community.”

Read more: Rails to Trails: Don’t Give Up

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Via WRBL-TV:

“Muscogee County wants to make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to get around town. A public meeting was held Monday evening to discuss ideas to make the city’s alternative transportation system more connected to shopping, recreation and government offices. URS Corporations, based in Atlanta, is a consulting firm that had been conducting a study for the past year. They recommend the city add more bicycle lanes, sidewalks and multi-use trails. “

Read more: Columbus looking into making city more connected for bicyclists & pedestrians

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Via the Rockdale Citizen:

“These trails are a huge driver for economic development, and they bring a lot of tourist money into the community,” he said. “Property values have increased closer to the trail. There’s new construction that is occurring close to the trail that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”

Read more: South River Trail will soon connect Panola Mt., monastery

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Via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“Sporting an illuminated top hat and a paper parasol, Chantelle Rytter walks along the eastside trail of the Atlanta Beltline past Ponce City Market. It’s nighttime, but the late-summer heat hangs on well past dark. A trumpet bleats a jazzy tune behind her, the thump of a bass drum keeps time.”

Read More: Pied Piper of the Beltline