By Sally Sears
An large majority of Morningside and Virginia-Highland neighbors want more access to hiking trails close to home.
Preliminary results of a survey underway for Park Pride show 74-percent of the community agrees that access to more trails is needed.
The answers encourage volunteers seeking to connect two large nature preserves with low-impact trails on public land along the South Fork of Peachtree Creek.
Park Pride Visioning leaders Walt Ray and Jesse Allen released the numbers yesterday, noting that 175 people took the survey, with the majority living in Morningside/Lenox Park.
Hiking, keeping fit and seeing wildlife are the main reasons people say they want more nature trails.
The first public session to discuss creating the connections between Morningside Nature Preserve and Taylor-Johnson brought neighbors to Haygood Methodist Church last week.
Some residents whose