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Old 05-12-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The stretch inside Atlanta would run from Marietta Boulevard to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and include a pedestrian bridge across the river connecting to the Cobb County segment of the trail.

"I believe that parks, greenspace and trail connectivity enrich the lives of city of Atlanta residents," Hillis said. "I'm very excited about this project." Hillis' ordinance would authorize Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb County and the Trust for Public Land to contribute equally to the project.
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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Sounds great!

I’m near the river in Cobb and the trails are great and well used. Would be awesome to have trails all along it.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Sounds great!

Iím near the river in Cobb and the trails are great and well used. Would be awesome to have trails all along it.
Are there any plans for Cobb to ever connect to Roswellís River Walk? Last I saw on the issue Cobb was being a real pain about costs associated with the Willeo Creek Bridge replacement and very insistent that Roswell cover all of the costs for providing adequate multi-use facilities on the bridge in case Cobb ever changed its mind about connecting.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:32 PM
 
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Wish I knew. I live walking distance to there and have wondered what the heck they’re going to do about that bridge. Really dangerous and annoying for pedestrians and bikes at its current width.

Maybe it’ll come to a head now that the Roswell river walk boardwalk is being extended to essentially the other side of the bridge.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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How far can the city stretch 100k? Would that mostly be setting up posts/chairs/trash cans between the river to Reservoir Park?
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis.
So the city is thinking about putting in $100,000?

If the trail organizers want some real money they should start wearing ugly sweaters and practice their lip syncing routines.

Or just get to know the right people and make smart campaign contributions.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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100 miles for $1.5mm is a steal. I've always said if atlanta wanted to be unique they'd make natural creek/stream/river paths and parks their calling card. So many cities have "riverwalks".......
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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100 miles for $1.5mm is a steal.
Yeah...that caught my eye. $15,000 a mile for a trail seems awfully low, especially if it includes bridges across the Chattahoochee.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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Are there any plans for Cobb to ever connect to Roswellís River Walk? Last I saw on the issue Cobb was being a real pain about costs associated with the Willeo Creek Bridge replacement and very insistent that Roswell cover all of the costs for providing adequate multi-use facilities on the bridge in case Cobb ever changed its mind about connecting.

Looks like Cobb and Roswell are splitting the bridge cost. From last summer:

In another 5-0 vote, the commission approved an engineering design contract with Gresham Smith and Partners for $483,359 for replacement of the Willeo Road bridge over Willeo Creek. Itís a joint project with the City of Roswell, with each jurisdiction kicking in around $213,900 each. Roswell is spending an additional $55,474 for design work for a multi-use trail boardwalk that will connect to the new bridge.

Multi-use trails along Lower Roswell also reach the Cobb side of the bridge and continue westbound, close to Johnson Ferry Road, where bicycle and pedestrian trails are proposed as part of the Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan approved in 2011.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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Looks like Cobb and Roswell are splitting the bridge cost. From last summer:

In another 5-0 vote, the commission approved an engineering design contract with Gresham Smith and Partners for $483,359 for replacement of the Willeo Road bridge over Willeo Creek. Itís a joint project with the City of Roswell, with each jurisdiction kicking in around $213,900 each. Roswell is spending an additional $55,474 for design work for a multi-use trail boardwalk that will connect to the new bridge.

Multi-use trails along Lower Roswell also reach the Cobb side of the bridge and continue westbound, close to Johnson Ferry Road, where bicycle and pedestrian trails are proposed as part of the Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan approved in 2011.
Mea Culpa. I had misunderstood the content of an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement. I thought it was to make sure the costs associated with the multi use trail across the bridge had to be paid by Roswell. It was actually that Cobb wanted clarification that the multiuse trail connecting the bridge to Willeo Park in Roswell would be paid by Roswell as a separate project. Definitely not the same thing. So sorry for being wrong about that.

I really hope Cobb connects its river trail to Roswell, selfishly so I can access more trails, but also because Roswell will eventually connect the Riverwalk to Big Creek. That would make for some pretty nice long paths!
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