Two ‘DeKalb Walks’ projects OK’d

6/27/2014, 6 a.m.

Two “DeKalb Walks For the Health of It” initiatives have been approved by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Larry Johnson, who created the initiatives, says the South River Trail Phase 1B and the Constitution Lakes Nature Trail Improvements were approved on June 10.

“Walking is such an integral part of maintaining good health,” he said. “These projects will be wonderful assets to our community by providing our residents with two additional avenues for staying fit.”

South River Trail Phase 1B includes the installation of a 12-foot-wide concrete trail from Gresham Park to Georgia Perimeter College. The second project, the Constitution Lakes Nature Preserve Trail Improvements, consists of the construction an 8-foot-wide Boardwalk Trail to connect the existing trail system within Constitution Lakes Nature Preserve Improvements.

Johnson supports first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” He pushed for walking as the official exercise of DeKalb, the state’s only locality with such a designation.