Silver Comet Impact Study Already Gaining Momentum

Rockmart officials are viewing ways to beef up the downtown area, capitalize on the Silver Comet Trail and enhance recreational opportunities. These topics were among those discussed during the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in Savannah on June 22-25. Rockmart Mayor Steve Miller said the ideas presented at the convention coincided with […]

Rome’s Walking Breakfast

Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia, along with the City of Rome, Floyd County, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, the RFPRA, TRED, and the Heritage Trails Foundation sponsored a walking breakfast in conjunction with the summer Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, June 5. Rome’s Ridge Ferry Trail was highlighted and participants were given BWNWGA cloth tote bags for their […]

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SILVER COMET TRAIL STUDY ROLL OUT

  After months of waiting, the data is finally here from the 6-month long Silver Comet Trail Economic Impact Assessment.  The ALTA Planning Team will be at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce (455 Jimmy Campbell Parkway, Dallas)  on Thursday, July 18 to showcase their findings to the public.  The morning presentation will be from […]

Silver Comet Trail Study DRAFT

Silver Comet Trail Study: Cover Project Background Trail Usage Evaluation Economic Impact Summary Recommendations Economic Development Strategy Implementation Appendix A: Funding Sources Appendix B: Design Guidelines Appendix C: Economic Impacts Appendix D: Development Costs

Press Release: Bicycle Friendly State Rankings Announced- GA at 24th

In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest Bicycle Friendly States ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Georgia achieved a #24 ranking nationally, while placing 4th among southern states. “We are encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington, Delaware, Colorado and Oregon,” said Andy Clarke, president […]

Governor Issues Georgia Walk to School Day Proclamation

Thousands of students are expected to walk to school on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, as part of the fourth annual Georgia Walk to School Day (gWalk.) Governor Nathan Deal has issued a proclamation in support of gWalk and the schools participating. Organized by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center, […]

Bicyclists Are Better For Local Economies Than Cars Are

Many people assume that bicyclists are cheap and that having bike lanes located near their businesses won’t benefit them as much as extra parking would, but a newly released study from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium directly contradicts that. Bike riders directly out-consumed automobile drivers during the course of the month-long study on […]

Economic Impact Assessment of the Silver Comet Trail

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission has retained Alta Planninig+Design out of Charlotte, N.C., to do a major Economic Impact Assessment of the Silver Comet Trail in 2013. The EIA study will be phase one of a project, which will turn its attention to connectivity issues in phase two. David Kenemer, a planner at the Northwest […]

Crossing guards take to streets with new signs

Crossing guards take to streets with new signs; updated equipment part of a training session offered by Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia by Jeremy Stewart, staff writer Crossing guard Viola Gaines looks on as Main Elementary School students Derricus Smith (left), 12, and Czareah Lattimer, 11, cross Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Tuesday, August 21, 2012. […]

Rome considering taking health to local streets

by Doug Walker Shutting down Broad Street in downtown Rome for an in-the-street event would be significantly different from shutting down the area for a bike race or marathon. “This is for everybody,” said Gil Penalosa, a Colombian native who is promoting healthy lifestyle events in the United States. He told Rome leaders that a […]