Bicycle & Pedestrian Studies & Information

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities…. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists—making your town a better place to live.”   – Smart Growth America

You can find more information on our Complete Streets Policy here.


Highlands to Islands


What is the Highlands To Islands Trail System?

Highlands To Islands is a multi use trail system connecting the many great cities together within Hall County with a paved path winding past businesses, scenic areas, college campuses and retail shops. The Highlands To Islands trail will eventually unite any existing greenways together under one-name/one trail for the maximum benefit to the community and its citizens.

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Bicycle and Pedestrian-Focused Transportation Studies

Highlands to Islands Design Guide, 2022

The Highlands to Islands Design Guide provides comprehensive visual guidelines which will assist local jurisdictions in the development of Highlands to Islands Trail. The Design Guide provides options for trail furnishings, signage, branding, and construction materials to assist in the cohesive aesthetic development of the trail network.

Braselton Trail Study, 2022

The Braselton Trail Study identified preferred routes for an extension of the Braselton Lifepath from the current terminus near State Route 211/Liberty Church Road to downtown Braselton.

Gainesville & South Hall Trail Studies, 2019

These two studies explored feasible routing options for multi-use paths that would connect existing trails throughout Hall County. The Gainesville Trail Study focused on making the connection between the Midtown Greenway and the Chicopee Trail while the South Hall Trail Study explored possible connections between the Chicopee Trail and Friendship Road.

GHMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update, 2014

This partial update to the bicycle and pedestrian plan focused on expanding and enhancing multi-use trails to provide off-road facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians.

GHMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, 2006

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan addressed the goal of providing an integrated multimodal and intermodal transportation system by integrating bicycle and pedestrian facilities into the GHMPO’s plans for state and federally funded transportation projects.  The plan identified proposed projects and design standards for new facilities, along with potential funding sources.

Sidewalk Inventory Report, 2017

The Sidewalk Inventory Report highlights sidewalk availability throughout the GHMPO planning area and discusses potential opportunities to improve on that connectivity in the future.