Cobb County is home to an extensive trail network, including the popular Silver Comet Trail that connects Atlanta to the Alabama state line. Recognizing the strong interest in greenways and trails throughout Metro Atlanta and within Cobb County, the Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) sought a framework for expanding its network of trails, bikeways, and other multimodal transportation and recreation facilities.
In 2017, Gresham Smith (in partnership with Alta Planning + Design) was hired by Cobb County DOT to develop what would become the county’s first-ever greenways and trails master plan. The recommendations outlined in this countywide document highlight ways in which Cobb County can expand its overall trail network, encouraging investment in projects that will have a positive impact on connectivity, mobility and safety. More than just a plan on a shelf, the Cobb County Greenways & Trails Master Plan has helped build momentum for the implementation of a number of trail expansions, including the Silver Comet Trail Connector project.
miles of proposed trails
cities within Cobb County
priority projects identified for implementation