A Rail-Trail for Central Georgia
What is the Central Georgia Rail-Trail?
- A multiple-purpose plan to restore vitality to an abandoned railway between Macon and Milledgeville
- A vision of promoting healthy activity, human connectivity, and resource preservation
- An effort to unite local communities toward progress
The Central Georgia Rail-to-Trail Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the creation of a shared-use trail along a 33-mile abandoned railway route connecting Macon, Jones County, and Milledgeville.
The Central Georgia Rail-to-Trail makes ideal use of an abandoned railway corridor, as it:
Promotes healthier Citizens and Communities;
Expands opportunities for Wellness;
Provides Jobs and other Revenue;
Preserves and enhances important Greenspace;
Provides opportunities for Residential and Commercial Development;
Increases Tourism by giving Visitors more reasons to stay;
Showcases History and Heritage;
Creates space for Special Uses such as festivals, running and bicycle races, heritage tours, and nature walks.
What have we done to promote the plan?
- Chartered a Non-Profit Organization,
- Elected a Board of Directors,
- Solicited Revenue and Membership,
- Drafted a Feasibility Study,
- Collaborated with the Middle Georgia Regional Center,
- Engaged Public Officials and Planners,
- Developed proposals and solutions to common issues,
- Generated News and Media Coverage,
- Created Educational Materials and Website,
- Involved partners from local Agencies and Organizations.
How to Help
- Get out for a Walk or Ride on Current Trails
- Support the Vision with Actions
- Ask your Elected Officials to commit to building the trail
- Contribute Time or Resources
- Promote the Plan in your Community
- Share the Idea with your Friends and Family
- Follow us on Social Media
- Build a Movement in your area
- Write Letters of Support
- Organize an Effort to achieve the goal
- Talk with your Neighbors and Solicit their help
- Join the CGRTA
- Get Others involved!