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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 Connect Savannah:

“A public information open house, scheduled for Nov. 7, was cancelled due to unresolved questions over long-term maintenance and ownership of the trail. The City of Savannah has since signaled that it is willing to maintain the Truman Greenway, with some conditions, after completion of construction, which will be managed by Chatham County. An optimist might suggest this is an opportunity for city and county to resolve their differences and cooperate.”

Read more: On the trail campaign

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Via the Savannah Morning News:

“Savannah officials say they are receptive to the idea of maintaining the Truman Linear Trail Park if Chatham County officials are willing to tweak their design plans. That’s the consensus following a meeting Thursday between city officials.”

Read more: Savannah open to maintaining Truman Linear Park

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Via the Savannah Morning News:

“Let’s hope this dispute is temporary. This 4.8-mile, multi-use trail will be a community asset once it’s finally finished. Bureaucratic squabbling shouldn’t derail it.”

Read more: Public parks: Don’t bail on trail

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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 Savannah Morning News:

“An internal meeting of city officials about the trail, he said, is scheduled today. ‘Overall, we’re very supportive of the concept of the project itself so we want to do everything possible to facilitate construction,’” said Bell.

Read more: Savannah’s Truman Linear Trail put on hold

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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

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Via the Savannah Morning News:

“This is a long overdue project that will benefit the entire community. We are interested in working cooperatively with the city, county and neighborhood organizations to address concerns and move the Truman Greenway forward.”

Read More: Truman Park Trail Nears Start But Faces Questions

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Via the Savannah Morning News:

“Done properly, this 4.8-mile-long trail would be a community asset, much like similar linear parks in other cities. They provide outlets for people who want to walk, jog and bike, which are healthy activities that add to a community’s quality of life.”

Read More: Truman Linear Park: Happy Trails