The Gwinnett Village CID works to support mobility throughout the district by investing in improvements for all modes of transport. In accordance with those efforts, the CID is undertaking a pedestrian and bike connectivity study for the Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail Road corridors. Funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the CID, the study will look at ways to encourage alternative modes of transportation and enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility.
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).
Over the past five years the CID has implemented improvements along the corridors, such as landscaping, additional sidewalks, and access management solutions. Furthermore, the redevelopment areas at Interstate 85 and Indian Trail and Jimmy Carter are both at the center of Tax Allocation Districts (incentives approved to support denser development patterns).
The number of households that do not own or use a personal vehicle in the corridors is increasing. While sidewalk construction provides greatly needed pedestrian connections, the corridors now need safe crossings to provide effective access to transit and to serve travel between residential areas, schools, and businesses.
We encourage all interested parties to become involved in the process and to help us build connections throughout the community.
The CID has the second of two public meetings is scheduled for Thursday, September 20; from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Village CID office-5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Ste 122, Norcross, GA 30071 (Click for event flier).
We hope you will come out and work with us to reshape this community.
- 1st Stakeholder Meeting Handout
- Study Area- Existing Sidewalks Map
- Study Area- Safety Concerns Map
- Indian Trail Safety Concerns overview
- Jimmy Carter Safety Concerns Overview
- Gwinnett County Transit Map
- Community Facilities/Multi-Family Housing Map
In 2006/2007, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) selected the Indian Trail-Lilburn Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridors as two of local town centers, activity centers, or corridors, to receive a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study awards. Both corridors serve as significant east to west links between the two Gwinnett cities of Norcross and Lilburn, and provide an important conduit for regional travel north and south due to their direct connection to Interstate 85. The area has witnessed unprecedented growth of residences, services and jobs over the last two decades, leading to high volumes of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists alike.
Original Study Documents: