This is a short 10 mile ride starting at the Governor's park, and going to McCord Park and back. County commissioner Rick Minor will have a meet and greet at 10 am there. Cyclists are (should be) interested in this meeting because of the Thomasville Rd multi-use trail project, for which the feasibility study is being finalized.
Note that if you want to know what is proposed for Thomasville Rd, there are 2 documents to study.
The existing conditions report and a draft report for the feasibility study.
They're kinda long unfortunately:
Note that what is proposed is essentially
- removing existing bike lanes from Thomasville Rd (north of Waverly)
- building a 10'-12' wide multi-use path along Thomasville Rd, on the eastside between Betton and Woodgate and on the westside between Woodgate and Live Oak Plantation Rd.
- For the stretch between Betton and Armistead an alternative route is proposed that takes the drainage ditch between Thomasville Rd and Trescott Dr to McCord park, and then takes the path in McCord park to Armistead, and then takes Armistead to Thomasville Rd. This is a safer alternative as that stretch of Thomasville Rd has many driveways, including commercial ones. However, residents of Betton Hills are strongly opposed to adding a bicycle/commuting route through McCord park.
- Also there is a component that makes the connection to the Market district using Timberlane School Rd via different alternatives.