New Midtown sidewalk and bicycle project planned on Juniper

Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities on 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed at an Open House meeting at the end of the month.

Staff Report

Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta Department of Planning & Community Development will be hosting an Open House later this month to get feedback on plans for a new sidewalk and bicycle project on Juniper Street that will help transform the corridor into one of Atlanta’s greenest streets.

The Open House will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 500. See here to register.

Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities in Midtown on 10th Street, and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed. 

Midtown Alliance and City of Atlanta representatives will kick off the meeting with a brief presentation between 5 and 5:30 p.m. of each project and how they fit into the City’s Connect Atlanta Plan. Staff and consultants will be available for the remainder of the meeting to answer specific questions.

Make plans to come and give your input on the next phase of these Midtown projects, including: 

  • 10th Street Two-Way Cycle Track from Monroe Drive to Charles Allen Drive – Through a partnership with the City of Atlanta, the PATH Foundation, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., this project will create a two-way separated bike facility or “cycle track” on 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe Avenues. The facility would serve as an extension of the BeltLine Eastside Trail, connecting cyclists to Piedmont Park, the Midtown Core and the Midtown MARTA Station as well as future bike routes on Juniper Street, Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street.
  • Juniper Street from 14th Street to Ponce de Leon Avenue – Embracing the principles of Greenprint Midtown, this project proposes a one-way southbound cycle track (barrier separated bike lane) along with new sidewalks, trees, high efficiency street lighting, permanent on-street parking and green stormwater infrastructure. This project was awarded a $3.4 million construction grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission.
  • Piedmont Avenue – Functionally linked to Juniper as its complementary one-way pair, Piedmont Avenue between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue is envisioned to include a one-way northbound cycle track (buffered bike lane) as well as installation of permanent on-street parking in key locations.  

There will be secure bicycle parking located in the ground floor level of the parking deck, and automobile parking accessible from Peachtree Place or Juniper Street

Directions via transit - Take the MARTA Gold or Red Line to Midtown Station and head two blocks east to the building. Also accessible via bus routes 12, 27, 99, and 110. Check with MARTA for schedules. If you need special accommodations please call 404-892-4782 at least 24 hours before the open house.

Chris H January 12, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Very exciting news! I'll no longer have to ride on the sidewalk to get to the Beltline!
AP January 12, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Can't wait to get more details on this project, thanks for the info Patch!
arctk2011tj January 14, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Will it take 5 years to complete these projects? It seems like just creating a crosswalk at the Midtown station has taken over 6 months(and it's STILL not done!). And let's also talk about the pace of the other ongoing streetscape projects that have yet to see little to no activity in the last 4 months given the extremely favorable weather conditions.
Tammy January 14, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Welcome at Atlanta where "whenever we get there we get there".
bob January 16, 2013 at 04:43 PM
They have mostly finished the crosswalks at 10th and Monroe. The lines are painted. There's just one major problem: There's a board covering the new crosswalk light, so nobody knows when it's safe to cross!
Eric S January 31, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Could someone who attended report on anything new you may have learned at the meeting?


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