Building a pedestrian centered community

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 coordinated 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 assembled a team of educators, parents, students, and everyday citizens who want to promote greater walkability and safe access throughout their communities. We look forward to compiling the input received, analyzing the results, and offering recommendations to provide greater walkability and bikability in our communities.

Contact Mike Pope, Pedestrian Project Coordinator for questions or call 404-368-9299.

 

 

 

Photos from our Kickoff and School Walking Audits in action (October 2017):

OHM Project Coordinator, Mike Pope, kicking off our community input event

Brunswick City Commissioner, Julie Martin, giving input on our neighborhood maps

Brunswick Commissioner Felicia Harris and Brunswick residents working together on an area map

Community leaders discussing areas around Goodyear Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Carter with GA Safe Routes to Schools leading volunteers at Glynn Middle

Dr. Rhonda Gillis, assistant principle at Goodyear Elementary, leading audit volunteers

Problem spotted near Burroughs-Mollette Elementary

Brunswick resident, Evy Wright, biking the audits near her neighborhood