(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 23, 2020) – Gwinnett residents have their first opportunity this coming Monday to help shape a plan to improve bike and pedestrian connectivity between parks and trails and to popular destinations in the Duluth and Suwanee area.

Called the Loop Trail, the pathway is envisioned to be the most active trail in the County and is one of the nine signature trails recognized in the Countywide Trails Master Plan adopted in 2018. The trail also will help reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility and connectivity.

The first virtual public meeting of the Loop Trail Study will be hosted on Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m. when staff will review potential routes and alignments and possible trail design features. The Countywide Trails Master Plan at features a rendering of the trail. 

The public meeting will consist of a live presentation and an interactive Q&A session. Those interested in joining the virtual meeting, which will be hosted via WebEx, can register through

Gwinnett County, in partnership with the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District and the Atlanta Regional Commission, is conducting the Loop Trail Study to analyze a 14-mile segment of a 17-mile trail that will link to the Western Gwinnett Pathway, which runs along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The proposed trail will be a combination of multiuse side paths running parallel to roadways and meandering paved trails through greenspace and parks, including connections between Shorty Howell and McDaniel Farm Parks. Starting west of Shorty Howell Park, the Loop Trail will provide opportunities for bicyclists, joggers, walkers and others  to travel to the Gwinnett Place Mall area as well as the Infinite Energy Center and future developments near Sugarloaf Parkway and Satellite Boulevard.

The Gwinnett County Transportation and Community Services departments created the Countywide Trails Master Plan in partnership with the county’s cities and community improvement districts.

Funding for the Loop Trail Study comes from the ARC Transportation Improvement Program, Gwinnett County and the Sugarloaf CID. With the Loop Trail proposed to cross much of its area, the Gwinnett Place CID also is playing an important role in guiding the development of the Loop Trail Study.

In addition to the public meeting, an online survey is available for participants to provide input into the development of the Loop Trail.

The Loop Trail Study survey is available at To learn more about the Loop Trail Study, visit

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