Bike/Pedestrian Project:Creating a safe network
One Hundred Miles is working with our downtown neighbors to boost pedestrian and bicycle safety and use in the City of Brunswick. As an alternative to automobile transportation, biking and walking helps alleviate traffic, creates a sense of community, increases public health, and offers numerous economic benefits. And by establishing a safe network of paths throughout the city, we can also encourage recreationalists and visitors exploring the future Island Hopper Trail and the East Coast Greenway to take advantage of all Brunswick has to offer.
This fall, OHM is coordinating a Safe Routes to School Walking Audit, a citywide effort to identify the barriers students encounter when walking and biking to school. in Brunswick. We’re assembling a team of educators, parents, students, and everyday citizens who want to promote greater walkability and safe access throughout their communities.
Join us! Volunteers are needed to walk and survey neighborhood routes to identify problem areas, such as broken sidewalks, poor signage, and abandoned homes. Mark your calendars for our Audit Kickoff and Pizza Dinner on Monday, September 11 • 6 pm at Burroughs-Molette Elementary School. A project overview and training will be provided.
Volunteers are needed to help with audits at several area schools:
• Saturday, September 23rd (10 am—12 pm) – Glynn Middle and Glynn Academy
• Sunday, September 24th (2 pm—4 pm) – Burroughs-Molette Elementary, Goodyear Elementary, and Brunswick High
Contact Mike Pope, Pedestrian Project Coordinator for questions or call 404-368-9299.