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Safety on greenway focus of 2 meetings
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Forsyth County News
Authorities and park officials have invited the public to join them for additional discussions about safety along the Big Creek Greenway.

About 20 people attended the first meeting on the topic Oct. 20 at the Midway Park Community Building.

Representatives from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and park rangers plan to meet with residents at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the sheriff’s north precinct on Keith Bridge Road and at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Sharon Springs Park.

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Kinsey said the October meeting was “a great success.”

“The county is pleased to be able to host two additional events on this topic,” he said. “Forsyth County wants to educate our residents about the trail and also be proactive in informing citizens about the proper precautions they can take to have a safe and enjoyable experience on the greenway.”

During last month’s meeting, authorities encouraged residents to use common sense when on the 3-mile path.

Walkers, joggers and cyclists were warned not to use the trail alone or after dark and to turn down the music in their headphones, which will increase awareness of their surroundings.

They also were cautioned that parts of the trail flood during heavy rains and that they may see animals like coyotes, deer, dogs, foxes and snakes along the path.

The 12-foot wide concrete and boardwalk greenway runs along Big Creek from Hwy. 9 to Bethelview Road.

Another phase of the trail, from McFarland Parkway to the Fowler Park site on Hwy. 9, is set to open in the coming weeks.