Athens-Clarke County has hired Toole Design Group to create new bike-walk plan for the entire county. The bike portion will update and overhaul ACC’s 2001 Bike Master Plan. This is the ACC’s first Pedestrian Plan. Toole’s scope of work will include an education, encouragement, and safety strategy.
The fresh approach will introduce a host of improvements: a clearer philosophical approach; best-practice designs; low-cost solutions; and perhaps most importantly, an updated list of community-approved priorities. The planning process started in Spring 2017 and is expected to last until Summer or Fall of 2018. The development of a quality plan will require a lot of public input.
BikeAthens is a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee, which will meet the consultant on a regular basis to shape the plans. All meetings are open to the public. Still, we highly recommend anyone interested in better places for walking and biking attend these meetings. Stayed tuned to this page for all public meeting and outreach updates.