Downtown Atlanta Transportation Plan
Downtown Atlanta has realized a number of transportation investments over the past ten years that have changed the fabric by which its various populations move around. Examples include construction of Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, the more recent introduction of The Atlanta Streetcar and current construction of protected, two-way bicycle lanes (‘cycle tracks’). Additionally, forthcoming changes in land use and new private investment will undoubtedly modify travel patterns and the characteristics of the Downtown area. These include the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, redevelopment of Underground Atlanta and the Civic Center, and the new uses proposed by GSU-Carter for Turner Field. With existing and future investments like these, combined with the influence of smart technologies and shifts in mode preferences, the configuration and operation of Downtown streets and sidewalks will function in new ways than before.
As a component of its 2016-17 Downtown Atlanta Master Plan (DAMP) project, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) have initiated a parallel and coordinated process for development of a multimodal transportation plan for Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In September 2016, CAP/ADID executed an agreement with a team led by Kimley-Horn with Nelson Nygaard, Sycamore Consulting, Inc., and APD Urban Planning & Management to begin work on this transportation analysis. The work will be one of various inputs to the overall DAMP effort is expected to conclude as a formal process in summer 2017.
For more information about the Downtown Atlanta Transportation Plan, please contact Angie Laurie at 404-522-5010 or alaurie at atlantadowntown.com.