(Message courtesy of Georgia DOT)
One of Georgia’s projects – the PATH 400 project in Atlanta – is in the running for a People’s Choice Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) America’s Transportation Awards. This project transformed a right-of-way along GA 400 into a 5.2-mile bikeable and walkable greenway that provides a beautiful and safe path for citizens to enjoy. PATH 400 is one of just 12 projects from across the country that were selected in regional competitions and are now vying for the national award. This is truly a proud moment for Georgia and GDOT.
Not only will winning this national recognition provide Georgia with a spotlight on our innovation and ability to transform what was thought to be unusable land into a beautiful greenway, it will also mean GDOT will receive a $10,000 cash prize that will be donated to the PATH Foundation for their incredible work and support of pedestrian safety – an initiative the Georgia DOT works hard to promote and one that we know is of great importance to the people of Georgia.
Since its founding in 1991, the PATH Foundation has constructed over 250 miles of trails across Georgia to bring communities together, reconnect people and neighborhoods and make our cities more livable. These trails include Arabia Mountain PATH, Carrollton Greenbelt, Columbus Dragonfly Trail, Island-Wide Trail System on St. Simons, the Silver Comet Trail, the PATH 400 and more.
Please help our project win! Your vote supports Georgia DOT and project partners Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Community Improvement District, as well as contributing $10,000 to the PATH Foundation in support of the PATH 400 project and to help them continue their efforts in transforming communities and improving quality of life across the state.
Cast your vote for the PATH 400 project here. To see all 12 projects, visit www.americastransportationawards.org. You can vote once every 24 hours (per IP address) through Sept. 22.
Vote early and vote often! And be sure to share the voting link with family and friends and ask for their involvement as well. Together, we can bring this award home to Georgia.