also posted at a second place if problems.
If you hang around city hall for any time you will have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Joe Seconder who is usually commenting on ways to make Dunwoody a friendlier place for bikes as well as fighting to improve the quality of life for all citizens. Joe was last featured on this blog with his push to make Dunwoody the Roundabout capital of the South. Today if you look at the transportation plan, something tells me Joe was heavily involved.
Joe asked that I post this document to the web which describes the benefits of a muti-use path as well as the fact that the idea of a path under the Dunwoody power lines is not new. Joe is very interested where this discussion will lead so please give Joe a comment or two if you have something to say.
In fact I'll start, Joe I love the completing the short connections that could tie neighborhoods to schools and shopping where it it possible to do so but unlike your example of the railroad bed in CA and the Silver Comet Trail here in GA, the land where this path is planned is currently owned by the people who live on the power line. Check out my city map tool and look at the tax plats, my research tells me that Georgia Power only has an air easement and can not change the easement type at this stage in the game.
An equivalent example would be to plan a bike path through every back yard of every house on the east side of North Peachtree Road. Just because it would make a great N/S travel route doesn't mean that those residents should be forced to have the path installed in their backyard against their wishes. Maybe I am off base but that is the way I see this scenario on the Power Line? It is all about property rights and the residents are holding all the cards except for the long shot possibly of a Royal Flush known as eminent domain.