The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is working with eight cities in South Fulton County to update the 2013 Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). The update will serve as the roadmap for refreshing the individual cities’ plans and for implementing the area communities’ vision, which includes improving mobility, accessibility and multi-modal connectivity.
The project kicked off in March with data collection and assessments. A robust plan for digital and in-person engagement has been planned.
Thus far, coordinators have shared the details of the plan update with the city of South Fulton’s elected officials at the South Fulton Municipal Association meeting and work sessions. Public input has been gathered thus far at National Night Out and via an online survey.
Now, a series of public meetings is underway. South Fulton residents will have an opportunity to participate on October 1 at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is citywide, and all city of South Fulton residents are invited to attend to share ideas about accessibility and connectivity, identify opportunities for transportation improvements and learn more about the study process.
The South Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan update is being led by Atlanta-based Modern Mobility Partners, in collaboration with other consultants and committees. The project management team committee helping to oversee outreach includes representatives from eight cities, Fulton County, ARC, three community improvement districts and the Georgia Department of Transportation. A separate stakeholder committee includes those entities as well as representatives from MARTA, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, ridesharing companies and more.
Roussan Francois, a member of the city of South Fulton’s public works department and a veteran transportation manager with Fulton County is one of the committee members. PEQ’s Inga Kennedy, who is currently a consultant on the city of South Fulton’s zoning ordinance rewrite, is also a consultant on the transportation plan update.
Activities around the transportation plan update will continue through Spring 2020 when representatives from Modern Mobility Partners will go back before the city of South Fulton’s Mayor and Council to present their findings and recommendations. More information about the South Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan is available at www.SouthernFultonCTP.org. Ideas and comments can be submitted to SouthernFultonCTP@peqatl.com.
Photo: Inga Kennedy, founder of PEQ (Planners for Environmental Quality)