News: City Of Atlanta TIA Local Projects - LOTS For Bicyclists
Ever wished that you could ride safely down DeKalb Ave to get all the way to Downtown or Decatur? Have you dared to dream about bike lanes on Howell Mill Road or a multiuse path on Northside Drive? If yes, well your dreams may come true of the Transportation Investment Act passes on July 31st.
The City of Atlanta released their plans for how they are going to their discretionary cut of the TIA pie and there are lots of projects in this list for bicyclists and pedestrians (so everybody) to salivate over. See below for the entire list.
You can give your feedback on the projects by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 404-330-6145 by June 19, 2012 at 5:00pm. One question on our minds is what is the definition of “bicycle facility” and “complete street”? We would like for “bicycle facility” to mean no less than a bike lane. Some bicycle projects in the list are defined more clearly than others. See below for the full project list.
Bicycle Projects In the List:
JE Boone Blvd from JE Lowery Blvd to Northside Dr (US 41/SR 3) - Complete Street: milling, repaving, and restriping to include bicycle lanes along JE Boone Blvd between JE Lowery Blvd and Northside Dr.
JE Lowery Blvd from JE Boone Blvd to Mitchell St - Complete Street: milling, repaving, and installation of bicycle lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian improvements along JE Lowery Blvd between JE Boone Blvd and Mitchell St.
MARTA West Lake Station Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements: pedestrian facilities along ML King, Jr Dr from Larchwood St to Chappell Rd, including multiuse path between the Lionel Hampton Trail in Mozley Park and existing trail in Anderson Park connecting to MARTA West Lake Station, Turner Middle School, and the Kindezi Charter School.
ML King Jr Dr from Ollie St to Northside Dr (US 41/SR 3) – Complete Street: This project will implement a lane conversion along ML King Jr Dr between Ollie St and Northside Dr (US 41/SR 3) in order to add pedestrian refuge islands, on-street parking and bicycle lanes east of Sunset Ave.
Adams Dr Bridge: reconstruct Adams Dr bridge at Utoy Creek as a multimodal facility with bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
Cascade Rd/Ave from Herring Rd to RD Abernathy Blvd (SR 139) - Complete Street: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, bus stop improvements and lane conversion to add bicycle lanes.
Greenbriar Pkwy/Continental Colony Pkwy Complete Street: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, and add bicycle facilities along Greenbriar Pkwy and Continental Colony Pkwy between Campbellton Rd and Hogan Rd.
Mount Paran Rd at Northside Pkwy (US 41/SR 3) Improvements: installation of a multi-use path along the east side of Northside Pkwy (US 41/SR 19) from Northgate Dr to Mount Paran Rd.
Sutton Middle School Access Improvements: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, and addition of bicycle facilities along Jett Rd between city limits and Powers Ferry Rd and Hillside Dr between Northside Dr and Powers Ferry Rd.
Chastain Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, new sidewalk and multi-use path construction and intersection safety improvements along Powers Ferry Rd between city limits and Roswell Rd, including intersection safety improvements at Powers Ferry Rd at Lake Forrest Dr/Putnam Cir/Putnam Dr.
DeKalb Ave from Hurt St to City Limits - Complete Street: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, reversible lane removal and addition of bicycle facilities along DeKalb Ave between MARTA Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station (Hurt St) and city limits, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements at DeKalb Ave at Oakdale Rd/Whitefoord Ave and DeKalb Ave at DeKalb Pl/Rocky Ford Rd and pedestrian safety improvements in the vicinity of MARTA Edgewood-Candler Park and East Lake Stations.
Moreland Ave (US 23/SR 42) Pedestrian Improvements and Lane Conversion: streetscape and pedestrian improvements along Moreland Ave (US 23/SR 42) between Mansfield St and DeKalb Ave, including installation of mid-block crossing between Mansfield Ave and Euclid Ave and lane conversion between Euclid Ave and DeKalb Ave to add bicycle facilities, median and/or on-street parking.
Central Ave at CSX Rail Line and MARTA East Line - Bridge Replacement: This project will replace the Central Avenue bridge between Decatur Street and Alabama Street, which was built in 1926 and has a sufficiency rating of 50 out of 100. The bridge will be designed to accommodate multiple modes of transportation, including bicycles, pedestrians, transit and freight vehicles.
Grant Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, lane conversion, intersection improvements, addition of on-street parking and/or bicycle facilities and bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along Boulevard between Memorial Dr (SR 154) and McDonough Blvd (SR 42 Spur), including roundabout construction at Englewood Ave; traffic calming and bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along Cherokee Ave between Memorial Dr (SR 154) and Mead St, including addition of bicycle facilities between Woodward Ave and Georgia Ave.
Moreland Avenue (US 23/SR 42) at Arkwright Place - Multi-modal Intersection Improvements: This project will reconstruct the intersection of Moreland Avenue (US 23/SR 42) at Arkwright Place. The east and west legs of Arkright Pl will be converted to right-in right-out through the installation of a raised median on Moreland Ave (US 23/SR 42) and a new bicycle and pedestrian crossing with appropriate countermeasures will be installed at the intersection. Multi-use path approaches to the bicycle and pedestrian crossing will also be constructed as part of this project. The two blocks of Arkwright Pl between Cleveland St and Mortimer St will be reconstructed to include bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Pryor St at CSX Rail Line and MARTA East Line - Bridge Replacement: Will include bicycle facilities.
Bolton Rd from Marietta Blvd to DL Hollowell Pkwy (US 78/US 278/SR 8) - Traffic Safety Improvements: lane conversion, intersection improvements and add bicycle facilities and sidewalks along Bolton Rd between Marietta Blvd and DL Hollowell Pkwy (US 78/SR 8).
Howell Mill Rd from Huff Rd to Marietta St - Complete Street: milling, resurfacing and installation of bicycle lanes along Howell Mill Rd between Huff Rd and Marietta St, including streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements.
Piedmont Ave from Cheshire Bridge Rd to ML King Jr Dr - Multimodal Corridor Improvements: Will include bicycle facilities.