SGRC Regional Plan Update Workshop in Valdosta 2017-09-21

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Good Morning,

A quick reminder for our 1st Regional Plan Update Workshop on:

September 21st, 2017 9:30a to 12:30p

Valdosta SGRC Offices at 327 W. Savannah Ave

The first workshop will cover the following topics:

Regional Bicycle Corridors
Regional Bicycle Corridors

  1. Review the existing issues and opportunities within the Region and determine whether they are still applicable or if any changes (deletions, additions, modifications) need to be made. The sections concerning Education and Senior Services & Aging do not contain any issues and opportunities as of yet (they were not part of the original Regional Plan), and will therefore need to be developed.
  2. Based on the revised issues and opportunities for all sections (Economic Development, Natural & Cultural Resources, Community Facilities & Services, Housing, Land Use & Transportation, Intergovernmental Coordination, Education, Senior Services & Aging) we will need to develop corresponding Regional Goals for each element. This is an exciting opportunity to express your vision for the Region in the form of specific goals to be reached in the next 10 years.

A copy of the Regional Plan Workbook is available for download on our website, you can request it from us directly via email, and we will bring hard copies to the workshop.

There’s also a copy on with the maps pulled out into small, large, and huge images plus a one-page PDF for each.

We are hoping that you all will be able to come to bring and share your communities’ knowledge, experience and input to the new Regional Plan to make it truly regional and applicable to all. The following workshops in the three or four workshop series all will build upon each other, so we hope that you will be able to attend all. We will repeat the dates for all workshops at the first workshop or just email us for more information.

We are looking very much forward to seeing you on the 21st of September, hope you all are safe, and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Julia Shewchuk, AICP
Planning Director | Southern Georgia Regional Commission

The text below the above map shows an issue and an opportunity for public transit, as well as bicycle and water trails.

The above map shows bicycle corridors in the region. State Bicycle Routes 10, 15, and 20 pass through the region, as does the proposed U.S. Bike Route 15. In addition, several counties have locally designated bicycle routes.

Mode choice is generally limited throughout the entire region (except in a few select areas, depending on trip destination and origin), due to the overall lack of sidewalks, lack of bicycle infrastructure, and lack of public transit services.


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