I decided to float a local project I'm working on, to see if people who follow the Kos Georgia tag are interested. It isn't inately either a progressive or Democratic issue (in fact I count on getting people of a wide political spectrum involved in the project), although it does touch on environmental and smart growth issues.
There is a three mile Cobb county stretch of the Silver Comet trail which has not been completed. It runs from the beginning of the trail at Mavell Road, to the PATH trail on the opposiite side of the Chattahoochee at the South Atlanta Road bridge.
PATH has already completed the link under the bridge. When (or if) that three mile section is completed there will be a continuous mixed use trail from Alabama to the Beltline in Atlanta.
I'm on the board of the River Line Historic Area, which is mostly involved in environmental and historic preservation issues in the section of the river bordering Mableton, Smyrna, and Vinings. We've decided to take on the completion of the trail as one of our primary projects.
I'd be particularly interested in getting cyclists, environmentalists, and people involved in smart growth involved in this. Most of the political heavy lifting will have to be done here in Cobb County, but the finished trail will benefit the entire region.
Anyone interested in this?