The Recreation and Parks Master Plan (2016) includes a brief Trails Master Plan that outlines a vision for a regional trail system around Augusta. The initiative was funded in part in SPLOST 7, and planning is now underway for bringing this vision to reality. The first phase of the greenway trail is envisioned to be along the levy that runs from the Riverwalk Downtown to the Lock and Dam Park. Recreation and Parks staff are in the initial phases of connecting stakeholders to ensure this is a viable first phase of the trail network, and to provide safe public access to this public right of way.
Augusta Recreation and Parks supports the efforts government and non-governmental partners in the creation and expansion of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, collectively known as Complete Streets. Georgia Department of Transportation offers guidance for Complete Street projects in Chapter 9 of their Design Policy Manual: www.dot.ga.gov/PartnerSmart/DesignManuals/DesignPolicy/GDOT-DPM.pdf