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Details & project descriptions via the ABH:
A standing committee of five commissioners is deciding how to spend $500,000 the commission earmarked for alternative transportation - walking, biking and buses - in 2006.
Officials said they want to spend $75,000 to update a plan for future bike lanes written in 2001, expanding it beyond the three-mile radius from downtown that was mapped out eight years ago. They also want to hold back $25,000 for incidental expenses.
Projects that parks, transportation and Athens Transit officials said could be funded with the remaining money include:
► $400,000 to buy land for a future expansion of a planned, federally funded park-and-ride lot at Oconee Street and the Athens Perimeter.
► $400,000 to widen College Station Road between Research Drive and Barnett Shoals Road to add lanes for bike riders.
► $400,000 to build a trail connecting the Multimodal Transportation Center to a planned rail-trail project in East Athens.
► $400,000 to supplement sales tax revenue earmarked for the North Oconee River Greenway.
► $400,000 to build paths in a proposed park along Pulaski Creek.
► $400,000 to build a bike lane along West Broad Street/Atlanta Highway from Alps Road to greenspace near the Middle Oconee River.
► $400,000 to build an off-road path connecting Milledge Avenue and Milledge Avenue Extension.
► $200,000 to buy land for bus shelters at stops where the local government does not own right-of-way.
► $50,000 to promote Athens Transit bus service.
► $20,000 to buy and install 40 bike racks around Athens.