In 2018, the newly-formed City of Tucker adopted its first ever Comprehensive Plan. This study, conducted by The Collaborative, functions as the guiding document for land use and planning efforts in the City. One of the recommendations that came out of the Comprehensive Plan process was that the City would benefit from developing a master plan for multi-use trails. Kaizen Collaborative and the PATH Foundation were selected for this effort, and began a months-long planning process, reviewing previous planning documents, researching in the field, searching for routes to connect key destinations, and then vetting their findings with a steering committee organized by the city and community leaders.
This effort resulted in a plan and implementation strategy for 32 miles of multi-use trails throughout the City, connecting residents to schools, parks, and to other trail systems such as the Stone Mountain Trail, Peachtree Creek Greenway and Camp Creek Greenway. The City of Tucker adopted the plan in April 2019 to serve as the blueprint for the City’s multi-use trail development.
To support the City’s efforts, the Friends of Tucker Path was established in 2020 to coordinate
- Fund Raising
- Public Relations and Support
- Community Education and Involvement and
- Implementation Support
for the planning and construction of multi-use trails throughout the City of Tucker and surrounding areas.
The organization is sponsored by Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement Corporation, the non-profit arm of the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID). From its inception in 2013, the CID has been the leading organization advocating for multi-use trails in Tucker. The CID has partnered with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Program on the 2015 and 2020 Tucker-Northlake Livable Centers Initiative Studies which includes plans for multi-use trails in the district, as well as the Downtown Tucker Grid Plan, which lays out plans for how the historic alley network can be reclaimed and utilized as multi-use trails and public spaces.
Friends of Tucker Path functions independently of the CID, while benefitting from shared staff and resources. This relationship allows the Friends of Tucker Path to operate outside the boundaries of the CID and fully advocate for the city-wide plan. The group is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and expertise to help guide the organization in its mission. Click here to learn more about the Board of Directors.