A controversial greenway that would link Dunwoody to Fulton and Gwinnett counties is off after a loud protest from the residents who would live along side it.
City officials late last week dropped the 4-plus mile trail from the city’s transportation plan, effectively snuffing out the possibility of opening up a public corridor in the northern part of the city.
“It’s not in the plans that will be presented to the City Council,” said Michael Smith, public works director.
The east-west greenway along a Georgia Power Co. easement was envisioned as the spine of a trail system that would link to surrounding counties and string together the Dunwoody Nature Center, Brook Run Park and other green spaces withiin the city.
Public outcry about the Georgia Power Co. portion of the greenway however, was overwhelming, said Dunwoody Councilman Robert Wittenstein.
Wittenstein, who supported the greenway, said that it was obvious the city shouldn’t move forward with the greenway.
“Several people on the council, including me, saw that it was dead,” Wittenstein said. “It had received too much community opposition.”