As a leader in the state, the PGS Division offers a robust “bike/ped” planning program. We prepare community-wide and special-area plans, policies, and guidelines for complete streets, trails, and Safe Routes To Schools.
Northeast GA Plan for Bicycling & Walking
Most of the NEGRC’s bicycling and pedestrian work falls within the structure of this regional plan, which identifies key regional corridors and recommends more specific, localized planning in “Critical Focus Areas.”
Education & Outreach
PGS staff deliver and organize programs related to roadway safety, complete streets planning, and Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.)-certified law enforcement training. We are also statewide trailblazers in education and planning through founding leadership roles with the Georgia Trail Summit and Georgia Trails Alliance.
The NEGRC serves as an educational resource to the more than 50 municipalities within our region. We host sessions on a variety of topics related to bike/ped, including Complete Streets, bicycle and driver safety, housing and urban development, rural tourism, environmental protection, and many others.
Interested in an educational session on one of the topics above? Contact Mark Beatty.
Planning & Mapping
In partnership with GDOT, the PGS Division is playing an active role in coordinating development of a statewide inventory of existing and planned trails to guide future planning and implementation efforts, as well as to develop maps for bicycling and walking across Georgia. Currently, these efforts are focused on multi-use trails, accessible to both cyclists and pedestrians.
Grant & Funding Opportunities
Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program
Up to $3M (min $500,000) in state funding awards through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), available every year, 25% local match required
Recreational Trails Program
Up to $200,000 in federal funding awards through DNR, available every other year, 20% local match required
Land & Water Conversation Fund
Land and Water Conservation Fund – federal funding administered by the Georgia DNR, $100,000 award limit, 50% local match required
Transportation Alternatives Program
Transportation Alternatives Program – general bicycling and walking funding source (federal) administered by GDOT, minimum $1,000,000 request for each project