Transportation projects in the PGP area are undertaken by the four local governments (Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody) as well as Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) , MARTA and DeKalb County. With both I-285 and I-85 as well as GA 400 creating the boundaries to the PGP as well as a MARTA rail line, the area has substantial transportation access and future mobility options.
The existing transportation corridors including Buford Highway and Peachtree Boulevard, require improvements for both traffic management and safer sidewalks, trails and roadway crossings for pedestrians and bicycles. Better access from neighborhoods to schools, shopping and parks is also possible. It is a key priority of the PGP to improve the identification, coordination, funding and construction of transportation improvements in North DeKalb. A list of area transportation projects is provided below.
The PGP is working to leverage the assets and resources of North DeKalb to become a more livable and economically successful community. The PGP Board supports efforts to improve the pedestrian, biking and trail systems available in North DeKalb through leveraging existing programs and projects including the Peachtree Creek Greenway.
PGP is working to support the possible creation of a new Community Improvement District (CID) in North DeKalb. The CID model has been used throughout Georgia to raise funds for enhancements to commercial areas. CIDs raise additional revenues from retail, office and other non-residential development. The CID funds can be used for traffic improvements, new pedestrian and bicycle facilities, public safety, storm drainage and beautification projects including tree plantings.
A CID has been researched within the Peachtree Boulevard area. However, traffic issues extend across many corridors in North DeKalb. Continued research and discussion for a CID will occur with area commercial property owners.
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