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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rail-Trail progress

Also from Flagpole, a nice status update on the rail-trail project:
" Long in coming, Athens-Clarke County’s rails-to-trails project has passed a major land-acquisition milestone and ought to have plans before the Mayor and Commission perhaps by year’s end. This first phase of the project will create a multi-use bike/pedestrian path along the old Georgia Railroad bed from downtown’s Multi-Modal Transportation Center through Dudley Park and then roughly parallel to Oak Street to the planned site of a park-and-ride lot where Lexington Road meets the 10 Loop."

The article pays particular attention to what remains of the "Murmur Trestle over Trail Creek—so named because a photo of it appeared on that R.E.M. album ... All along, the trestle has inspired the rail-trail project by offering a level route over steep topography into downtown."

1 comment:

Douglas said...

I believe I saw some engineers checking the bridge out sometime around the twentieth of july. hopefully the bridge is structurally sound and can be easily renovated into a greenway.