The Warm Springs Rails-to-Trails project won’t be completed until the fall but Columbus planners have launched a contest to name the trail.
“The plan is to put something out there and see if something can develop from that,” said Deputy City Manager David Arrington.
The $12.5 million project to build a trail from 14th Street downtown north to Psalmond Road has been under construction since May 2009. Walkers and bikers frequently use completed sections of the paved trail although officials haven’t started the last phase of the construction.
To enter the name contest, Columbus residents are asked to submit ideas for a name and logo for the bike trail. They will be judged by a panel made up of city officials, a local artist, a representative from a bike club, Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Ledger-Enquirer.
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A prize will be presented to the winner and runner-up.
Entries should the mailed by Feb. 15, 2010 to Columbus Consolidated Government Bike Trail Naming Contest, C/O Planning Department, P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, Ga. 31902. Entries may be hand delivered to the Planning Department, Government Annex Building, 420 10th St.