Walk, ride your bike or take the bus to Parking Matters open house meetings on March 3 and 4

The Parking Matters Plan is a collaborative effort between the CORE MPO, through the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and the City of Savannah. Public open house meetings will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 4-7 p.m. (Presentation at 6 p.m.) at the Holiday Inn Express, 199 Bay Street and on Friday, March 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Presentation at Noon) at the Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 E. State St. Improving bicycle…

We are teaming up with Tybee Island to light the night on March 5

The City of Tybee Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee is hosting a Light the Night Bike Ride on Saturday, March 5.  Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Park Pavilion, we’ll be offering free bike safety checks and minor adjustments. We’ll also have helmets available for sale at very affordable prices. Free bike lights will be provided by Tim’s Bike & Beach Gear, and we’ll award a prize for the brightest bike. The ride…

Joint Coastal Study Committee recommends construction of Coastal Georgia Greenway

The Joint House Senate Study Committee on the Coastal Georgia Greenway has issued a report recommending construction of a 450-mile system of trails in coastal Georgia. “Recognizing the economic, health, recreational and environmental benefits of the Coastal Georgia Greenway, the Committee recommends its implementation and construction in four phases over the next ten years, beginning in St. Mary’s and ending in Savannah.” The report also recommends the Coastal Regional Commission oversee the implementation of the…

Public meeting on proposed Forsyth Park bike ban set for Jan. 14, Forsyth For All ride planned

The City of Savannah is hosting a public meeting on a proposed ordinance, which would prohibit people 12 and older from riding bicycles in all areas of Forsyth Park, on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. The ordinance, if passed, will deny access to the thousands of people who ride responsibly though the park each week. The city has offered no plans for providing safe alternative routes for people who…

Proposed ordinance will ban people on bikes from Forsyth Park, push them onto dangerous streets

Fun, healthy family activities like the one depicted in this photo, which is used by Visit Savannah to promote our city, could soon be illegal (at least for the adults in the photo). A proposed city ordinance would expand the current “dismount” zone in Forsyth Park to prohibit anyone over 12 from riding a bike anywhere in the park. The proposed ordinance revision is to eliminate all foot propelled vehicles (such as bicycles, unicycles, tricycles,…