The Gwinnett Village CID is hosting an open house to discuss options for enhancing sidewalk, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity on the Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail Road corridors.
The CID is looking to find what types of projects would benefit the area, how people travel in the community, what would make alternative modes of transportion safer and more enjoyable.
"Traditionally, the corridors have been designated for automobile related uses, thus lacking adequate pedestrian facilities, streetscaping and overall elements necessary to transform the corridor into a ‘complete street’ (providing mobility for all users)," according to the Gwinnett Village website.
Staff from the community improvement district and engineers will be available for questions at the open house, and draft recommendations will be presented by CID consultants.
As said in the monthly Gwinnett Village CID meeting last week, the study to improve the area was prompted when Greater Atlanta Christian School came forward to the CID about improving the crosswalks near the school. The school had been located only on the southern side of Indian Trail, but it recently purchased buildings on the other side of the road, so the school is looking for ways to make the walkability safer.
Instead of just concentrating on Indian Trail, the CID decided to expand the improvement study area all the way to Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The study has been funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the CID.
The open house for improving bike and pedestrian connectivity is Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Village CID offices, located at 5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 122, in Norcross.
For more details on the study, check out the Gwinnett Village CID website or contact GVCID Project Manager Alyssa Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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