- Last Updated: Monday, 27 April 2015 15:36
- Written by Admin
Great news for Dublin, GA, via press release from their office of tourism:
Beginning April 28th, a team of trails professionals will be in Dublin to begin the first phase of planning
for the proposed bike trail and river walk in Laurens County. Alta Planning + Design, led by landscape
architect and project manager, Oliver Seabolt, will take up residence in Dublin for five days. Focuses
include a plan for development of State Bicycle Route 40 in Laurens County and a multiuse recreational
trail connecting Downtown Dublin to the Oconee River, with loops through downtown connecting
Market on Madison, First African Baptist Church, and First National Bank Building to the river.
Two public input sessions are scheduled to allow the community to offer suggestions regarding the
proposed bike trail and river walk. The first is scheduled during First Friday Concert Series on Friday, May
st at Market on Madison and another is scheduled during Market on Madison farmers market on
Saturday, May 2nd. The public is encouraged to sit down with Alta’s team discuss their ideas, concerns,
“Development of SBR 40 and the river walk will have a huge impact on tourism, economic development,
and our downtown neighborhoods in need of investment. It will allow visitors and the community direct
access to the Oconee River and improve walkability, bike ability, and increase residents’ options for
healthy lifestyles, said Rebecca McWilliam, Director of Tourism with Visit Dublin.
On March 3, 2015, Dublin City Council unanimously approved funding for the development of a master
plan detailing the eventual development of a State Bicycle Route 40 and a multiuse recreational trail and
river walk along the Oconee River. Alta Planning + Design, out of St. Simon Island was selected through
an intensive RFP process to develop the master plan developing SBR 40 and the river walk. Alta Planning
+ Design will present City Council with three options for the master plan.
For more information, contact Visit Dublin GA at 478-272-4002 or see www.visitdublinga.com.