Open house on upcoming bike projects in Midtown

Midtown Alliance and the City are hosting a public open house on Jan 30th at 5pm to get feedback on three projects with bicycling components – Juniper St, 10th Street, and Piedmont Ave. These are exciting projects with tremendous potential and we encourage you to attend. Details from Midtown Alliance below and attached. 

January 30, 2013, 5– 7p.m at 999 Peachtree Conference Center - Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30309 (SE corner of Peachtree Street and 10th Street) 

Secure bicycle parking located in ground floor level of parking deck. Directions via transit - Take MARTA Gold or Red Line to Midtown Station and head two blocks east to building.  Also accessible via bus routes 12, 27, 99, and 110. 
 
Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta Department of Planning & Community Development invite you to an Open House on January 30, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 500 to get feedback on plans for a new sidewalk and bicycle project on Juniper which will transform this corridor into one of Atlanta’s greenest streets.  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 of each project and how they fit in to the City’s Connect Atlanta Plan between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm.  Staff and consultants will be available for the remainder of the meeting to answer specific questions.  
 
We are excited to get your input on our next phase of 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.    
We are thrilled to be kicking these projects off and hope you can help shape their implementation!  Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5154164244.