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Biking and walking plan to be unveiled in Evans

Posted: March 21, 2012 - 12:07am

Plans to add more bicycling and walking options in the Augusta area will be unveiled Thursday in Evans.

The Augusta Regional Transportation Study intends to show bicycle and pedestrian plans outlining new policies, programs and expansion of routes during a public meeting 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Evans Government Center on Ronald Reagan Drive.

“Whether it is for transportation, exercise or relaxing with the family, more and more people see bicycling and walking as an important part of their quality life and health,” according to the ARTS press release.

The study team, made up of area government officials, community organizations, citizens and consultants, got the community involved in the planning process by passing out surveys, holding public workshops and disseminating information.

The ARTS area includes Richmond County and portions of Aiken, Columbia and Edgefield counties.

Residents interested in walking or cycling to work and for recreation are encouraged to attend as are parents whose children may walk or bike to school. Also asked to attend are motorists, seniors, transit-dependent citizens, law enforcement officers, business people and those who want to live a healthy lifestyle.

A meeting addressing the same topic will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 28 at Aiken Technical College.

For information, visit www.bikewalkarts.com.

IF YOU GO

What: Meeting to reveal bicycling and walking plans in Augusta area

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Evans Government Center auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive

More: www.bikewalkarts.com

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