The Big Creek Greenway

Update on the Greenway Connection

End of the current Forsyth Big Creek Greenway at McFarland Parkway just published an article with some more details on plans to connect the Forsyth and Alpharetta segments of the Big Creek Greenway. The connection of the two trails, in addition to further expansion into Forsyth County, would create a continuous trail system spanning 35 miles from Roswell into Cumming. The recent extension of the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway to Marconi Drive brought the trails .85 miles closer to that goal.

According to Tim Allen, Forsyth County assistant director of engineering, the construction could start in 2012 and be completed in spring of 2013.

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  • I have to say, this will truly be awesome. It not only opens up a vast continuous trail system for long bike rides and marathon training, it also opens up an alternative means of transportation for many people working in the Alpharetta/Roswell area.

  • I am a HUGE proponent of this project (and the Beltway project). Please add me to whatever list you need to so that I can be notified of meetings and ways to lend support.

  • same here, what William K. said. i haven't read the full article yet but i'm guessing that the golf course there is what's in the way. would like to know about any updated news on this. thanks

  • I love the Big Creek Greenway. I started going a couple of months ago to walk and run. I do have the following observations and questions. I generally start at the entrance off North Point Parkway where the YMCA is. I noticed that the bathrooms are locked with the exception of the weekends. Is this permanent? Not sure I follow the logic. Perhaps budget cuts? Why are theree no drinking fountains? Not a problem usually, but sometimes I exhaust my supply if it is hot. Bicycles are exceeding the 15 MPH. This wouldn't be a real problem, but most of the riders do not shout "On Your Left" when approaching. I stay as far to the right as possible because of this.

  • Does anyone have any updates on this? I've heard rumors that the project has been put on hold - for 5+ years or more. Is this true? If so, maybe we can get Alpharetta/Fulton County to build a wide sidewalk on McGuiness Ferry Road to McFarland Pkwy so we can ride safely between Greenways. That 1 mile section of road has no shoulder and cars regulary travel 50 would be VERY unsafe to travel on bicycle.