One exciting quality of life aspect in Rome and Floyd County is its beautiful multi-use trail system. Trails, like roadways and mass transit, are key components in a community’s transportation system. Trails provide an alternate means of mobility, which reduces traffic congestion, fossil fuel consumption, noise and air pollution.
Rome and Floyd County have a long history of pedestrian trail development. The Robert F. Redden footbridge was Georgia’s first Rails to Trails project in 1976. Since then, miles of pedestrian trails have been added connecting major destinations within the community.
Bicycle and pedestrian trails improve the quality of life for residents in our community. Some of the benefits for Rome and Floyd County residents include:
- Having a bike/pedestrian trail in close proximity
- Fostering a more active and healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and abilities
- A place for families to safely walk and bike
- A chance to bike to work or run errands without the worries of traffic
- A way to better link the community destinations
- Enhance quality of life, improve the local environment, and provide additional stimuli for the local economy