morning, Electrifying Times!
attached a couple of photos of golf carts that might
work. I don't have a standard release, but can give
you some basic info:
Peachtree City has 36,000 residents (about
have a 90-mile network of paved multi-use paths
(golf carts, pedestrians, bicycles) that connect
our residential neighborhoods to parks, schools,
shopping, etc. Paths run both along major
streets and through wooded, natural areas. We
don't have sidewalks in most of our
neighborhoods, and the paths serve that function
running behind homes between neighborhoods. We
also have tunnels and bridges to give safer
crossings for the major streets. Many of our
local businesses have designated golf cart
parking, but they can also use regular
have over 8,000 registered golf carts
This one is important: -
We also have streets and automobiles (a
recent NY Times article on the Tour de Georgia
indicated we didn't allow cars and folks had to
use golf carts - not so).
Although we are a master-planned city, the paths
were not originally part of the plan when the
City was incorporated in 1959. The developers
built a golf course in the 1960s, and some of
the nearby residents wanted a way to take their
own carts to the course. More paths were added
as more neighborhoods were built, and eventually
the City adopted ordinances requiring that new
development include a connection to the system.
In 1974, the State of Georgia actually adopted
legislation allowing local communities to permit
golf carts on public streets to accommodate
Peachtree City. Now we are seeing more of them
used in Fayette County and around Georgia.
Children as young as 12 can drive a cart on the
paths with a parent in the front seat. 15-year
olds with a learners permit can drive alone,
which prompted the creation of a separate golf
cart parking lot at the local high school - it
holds about 150, and is full every day. (photo
Because we don't require a drivers license for
folks over 16, many of our senior residents have
given up drivers licenses because they can use a
golf cart for every-day errands (shopping,
doctor appointments, dinner out, etc.), giving
them continued independence and mobility.
have done a local survey that indicates our
residents use the paths (carts, walking, bikes)
in lieu of cars for up to 1 million trips per
year, which really helps out our local traffic.
going to try to snap a few more shots today - my
stock is pretty limited (and low resolution).