As we prepare for school to gear up, brace for increased movement of people and vehicles throughout our district. It happens every year…traffic goes from 0 to 60 in no time…so it’s good to know your mobility options and the role Gateway85 plays in developing and enhancing those options.
At any given moment, you can see people walking, riding bicycles, using transit and driving cars to get life done. To support these activities, we’ve built more than 15 miles of sidewalk, made improvements to several intersections, and built the Jimmy Carter Boulevard Diverging Diamond and Brook Hollow Parkway pedestrian bridge. With the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program, we will be adding additional sidewalks, as well as multi-use trails and pedestrian crossings like the one we recently added on S. Norcross Tucker Road, which is a mid-block crossing. We have another one underway on Beaver Ruin Road. SPLOST has also allowed us to provide pedestrian signals at many intersections; one example is on Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Best Friend Road (near Best Friend Park).
We’ve also developed a pocket park on Brook Hollow Parkway near a bus stop. The park is much more robust than others in the county…with landscaping, trees, and benches. Because of the enhancements, we asked Gwinnett Transit to consider moving their bus stop to our park location. After a visit to the site, they agreed and moved their stop! It’s now a respite for those waiting for a bus. Transit is a mobility option that’s now on the table for growth and we are working actively to bring more transit to Gwinnett.
We’ll keep you updated on these and other efforts in future posts… and remember to consider all your mobility options, especially as activity picks up in the district with the start of school.
At Gateway85 CID, we continue to identify opportunities for mobility improvements that provide an enjoyable experience for all who choose to live, work, play and pray in this thriving community.
-Marsha Anderson Bomar, Executive Director