2008-05-28

Greenway program

Registration ends tomorrow (Thursday, 5/29/2008).

This is a reminder about this Saturday's program on the Greenway. Register by emailing health@negplanning.org. Post, distribute, or forward the attached documents as you see fit!

In brief, it's a 3-mile bike ride from Dudley Park to Sandy Creek Nature Center, a quick talk on the interplay between public health and planning, a ride back to Dudley for some refreshments, and finally a brief overview of future greenway plans.

Hope to see many of you there. Questions? Please email jdevine@negplanning.org.

You are invited to attend a program addressing the connection between public health, transportation, and land use planning on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. (details follow).

Public Health, Transportation, and Planning on the Greenway

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What does public health have to do with transportation and community planning? Find out Saturday, May 31st, 2008. The Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, with funds from the Georgia Department of Transportation, along with the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission, presents a program to educate the public about the link between healthy lifestyles and the built environment.

Meet at the Dudley Park/Cook & Brother Plaza Waterwheel (East Broad St. across from UGA's Chicopee building) at 9:00 a.m. with your bicycle, a helmet, and a water bottle, for a leisurely ride up the North Oconee River Greenway to Sandy Creek Nature Center. At the Nature Center, Dr. Mark Ebell (Chair, Clarke County Board of Health and Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission) and John Devine (Senior Planner, Northeast Georgia Regional Development
Center) will give an informative talk on active living, land use, and transportation. Ride back to Dudley Park for refreshments and a presentation focusing on plans for future greenway improvements in Athens. The program is scheduled to end by 11:00 a.m.

This program is free and open to the public, but participants must register by Thursday, May 29th - email health@negplanning.org. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, visit *www.negplanning.org*

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