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South Fulton Parkway Corridor Details

The purpose of the study is to provide a high level assessement and evaluation of potential transit improvements given existing and proposed land use as well as transportation characteristics in the South Fulton Parkway Corridor.  This study was conducted from April 2009 to June 2010.

Study Area

Study Activities

  • 3 Stakeholder Meetings
  • Stakeholder Interivews
  • Participation in GDOT Access Management Study
  • 3 Elected Official Briefings (see presentations link to the right)

Recommendations

There is a need for a phased approach to transit given the differing views and contrast in land uses:

  • Phase I:  Commuter Bus Option with 2 suggested stops @ Old National Hwy & Stonewall Tell utilizing signalization improvements
  • Phase II:  Enhanced Bus Option with 4 suggested stops @ Old National Hwy, Stonewall Tell, SR 92, and SR 154, utilizing queue jumpers & signal preemptions
  • Phase III:  Long Term/Fixed Guideway Transit with 4 suggested stops @ Old National Hwy, Stonewall Tell, SR 92, and SR 154 utilizing exclusive ROW along the parkway

*Please visit Maps link to the right for depictions*

There is a need for governmental & transportation agency coordination

  • College Park, Fulton County, Palmetto, Union City, & Chattahoochee Hills, GDOT, MARTA, & ARC
  • Work with MARTA on TOD guidelines & transit options
  • Work with ARC on TOD options and creating a sense of place (LCI program)

In order to support transit along the corridor, jurisdictions must create a mechanism for transit-supportive development

  • Adhere to TOD principles:  compact developments, mixture of land uses, pedestrian-friendly & integrated with transit component (BRT, commuter bus, rail)

These suggestions were formed in context with the following action plan for the local governments:

  • Establish overall vision for corridor
  • Identify specific locations along South Fulton Parkway to focus TOD activities
  • Address land use issues along corridor
  • Coordination with GDOT on the Access Management Plan

The implementation of transit services along South Fulton cannot occur without cooperation from and coordination with GDOT. All of the phases recommended within this study are dependent on some level of improvements to the roadway by GDOT. These improvements range from:

  • Minor intersection improvements for Phase I recommendations such as turn lanes
  • Transit enhancements such as queue jump lanes, signal preemption
  • Additional intersections needed at park-and-ride locations at the western portions of the corridor
  • Dedication of ROW for later phases of transit plan

Coordination will be needed between the local municipalities and GDOT to ensure that land use and zoning decisions do not impact their intentions to restrict access and jeopardize the promotion of nodal development that is more favorable to the recommended service

*Please see Documents link to the right for more detailed action plan for each jurisdiction and other reports*

 



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