Candler County collaborates with regional commission on sidewalk and bike lane study

June 28, 2016

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Above: UGA College of Environment + Design graduate student, Kiley Aguar (right), presenting to the Candler County Archway Partnership Executive Committee.

Candler County Archway Partnership collaborates with the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission to provide recommendations from Metter’s sidewalk and bike lane mapping study in the development of the Regional Commission’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

Kiley Aguar, an Archway Partnership graduate assistant from the UGA College of Environment + Design, designed the study to deliver a complete network of pedestrian-scale infrastructure across the city of Metter. The project blends recreation, public health, and tourism to celebrate the community, as well as the region.

Candler County Archway Professional, Catherine Muse and Candler County Administrator, Bill Lindsey will represent Candler County and work with the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission throughout the plan’s update.

Aguar noted that, “While the design caters to the Metter community specifically, the city’s walkability offers great potential to spark an economic engine and create a destination.”

Lindsey explained, “Incorporating Kiley’s work and the Metter Moves project into a regional bicycle/pedestrian plan has good potential to open up expanded avenues of implementing our local goals via tying in to a proposed regional network. That’s a significant plus for our community.”

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