Via Savannah Morning News, coverage of the promising first meeting of the Coastal Georgia Greenway Study Committee:
Parties interested in creating a trail for hikers, bikers and others to use through Coastal Georgia from South Carolina to Florida gathered at the Richmond Hill City Center Sept. 21. The project being discussed, the Coastal Georgia Greenway, would be part of a longer proposed trail, the East Coast Greenway, extending from Calais, Me. to Key West, Fla.
The event was a meeting of a committee established by the state legislature to study issues regarding creating the greenway that included Ga. Sen. William T. Ligon, Reps. Al Williams, Bill Hitchens, Ben Watson and Ron Stephens, along with representatives from the GDOT, DNR and other agencies.
The greenway would be a 155-mile-long multi-use trail that would wind its way through all six of Coastal Georgia’s counties.
Rick Gardener, Chairman of the Coastal Greenway Council and Bryan County Commissioner, explained that the Greenway would create an alternative transportation infrastructure that would link almost 116,000 acres of historic districts, parks, schools and museums while providing a health benefits to area citizens.
Gardner urges anyone interested in seeing the Coastal Georgia Greenway become a reality to contact their legislators.
Very exciting to hear about this progress on making the CGG finally happen! To express your support for fast-tracking implementation of this coastal bike trail, contact your state lawmaker.