The Clayton County Commissioners and staff have recognized the need to establish a trail and greenway network to ease dependency on automobile travel and promote a happier, healthier lifestyle for their constituents.  They have voted to proceed with the use of the earmarked SPLOST monies already in place to retrofit the county with trails and connected greenspace in such a way that promotes non-vehicular travel to schools, businesses and neighborhoods while it also provides a recreational amenity for the entire county.   Neighborhoods connected by greenway trails thrive as homebuyers seek connectivity and active lifestyles, resulting in enhanced community cohesiveness, escalating property values and healthier constituencies.

The final routing for the three and a half mile Pathway Trail in the LSCI area was presented to the Board of Commissioners on March 17.  There was no opposition to the plan.  The Clayton County Greenspace Superintendent was authorized to proceed with property acquisition and easements.  Most of the trail is on county property or Georgia Power right of ways.  Lake Spivey Golf Club will donate about 1.25 miles of right of way and are strong supporters of the trail.  A few variances were necessary and have been satisfied.  Construction of the trail, starting at the Beach end should commence sometime in April.