Thanks to a Recreational Trail Grant awarded to the Rome/Floyd Planning Department, three shade sails are in the process of being installed on the Heritage Trails by the City of Rome Public Works and Street Department. These sails not only provide opportunities for trail users to enjoy a respite from the sun on the benches they are also colorful and attractive amenities. TRED is grateful for city planners who look after trail users!
Silver Comet open house The Rome contingent at the public forum in Cedartown on Monday night, April 20, 2015, included Bob Moore (from front), Chris McCormick and Peggy Moore. Bob and Peggy Moore owned Bob’s Cycle Shop in Rome for many years. Chris is a past president of the Coosa Valley Cycling Association. (Tricia Cambron/SJ) CEDARTOWN — A goodly number of Rome residents made the trek to Cedartown Monday night to get a first look at proposed routes to take the Silver Comet Trail from Cedartown to Cave Spring. About 10 of the 75 people at the public forum organized by planners from Northwest Georgia
Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune More than two dozen public officials turned out Monday for the first of two workshops this week to consider a possible extension of the Silver Comet Trail from Cedartown to Cave Spring. Sandra Lindsey, director of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, said she’s excited about the tourism opportunities a connection to the 61.5-mile multi-use trail would bring. Cedartown Council Chairman Dale Tuck also was enthusiastic about extending the pathway that starts in Smyrna and runs through her city. “I think this would be a great boost to the city of Cedartown,” she said. In addition to officials from the two cities, the
The Georgia Trail Summit is an awesome event that will take place for the second year in Athens, GA June 4-6. Organizers are focused on the themes of “Building a Culture of Health on Trails in Georgia” and “Trails as a Transportation Solution”. If you are interested in learning more about trails and the many positive benefits of them and how to be involved in your community (hint, TRED), please plan on attending the Summit. Visit Georgia Trail Summit. This document encapsulates the work of the organizers and is a “clif’s notes” version of why trails, what is the difference between trails and greenways, how
The weekend forecast — some sunshine and a high close to 60 — is not such good news for the Rome Winter Cyclocross races, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday in Ridge Ferry Park. When it comes to cyclocross, a Euro-centric cycling sport, it seems the worse the weather, the better the event. “It’s based in the tradition of bad weather, cold, rain, snow, mud,” said organizer Trey Smith. Smith said a 1.5 mile course will be laid out over the section of the park closest to downtown. The format will be somewhat non-traditional. Instead of one long race, 45 minutes to an hour, the
If you missed last night’s bike/ped/trail update meeting at the Forum in Rome, you missed hearing from people who believe in Rome and Floyd County being better connected creating more bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Yes, there were people there who felt that “Rome will be like Pakistan, with all these people on bikes.” and people not understanding why this plan has to happen in the first place, but I choose to believe in good, and the good news is that at least half of the room understood that we are planning for the future and that we have to plan now for transportation alternatives that