Greenways connect where people live to where they work and are vital alternative transportation routes. The 2010 census indicates that over 30% of the coastal population has direct access to the Coastal Georgia Greenway and via the trail to many major employers. Our goal is to bring citizens, governments and developers together to create a greenway system to enhance our communities and state.
The Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc. is a rapidly growing grassroots organization working with local governments to build a network of trails from South Carolina to Florida through Georgia’s six coastal counties. A shared regional vision, the planned 155-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway will make the beauty of coastal Georgia safely and easily accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, hikers and joggers while helping preserve the unique and beautiful Georgia coast, attracting visitors, providing recreation, and making local economies stronger.
These leaders realize that a signature greenway, like Savannah’s historic squares, will be our generation’s legacy to the next. As the Appalachian Trail has defined a singular mountain experience, the Coastal Georgia Greenway can offer a valid visitor experience, and will become known as a destination in its own right. Ironically, the advent of the automobile served to disconnect coastal towns and cities. I-95 bypassed and left them economically adrift. The key to a sustainable future will be working with communities to strengthen the connection between the health of natural areas, and the health of local economies. The Coastal Georgia Greenway will bring economic life back to these historic communities.