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Enhancing 5th Street: What You Need to Know and How to Get Involved

Come to the Open House on October 23 to Weigh In!

Published: 10/16/18

What would you do to improve one of the most popular multi-modal streets in Atlanta? Midtown Alliance invites you to attend the 5th Street Complete Street Open House on October 23 to share your thoughts.

The project

Midtown Alliance, along with the City of Atlanta's TSPLOST Program, has begun the Design & Engineering phase of the 5th Street Complete Street Project between Williams and Myrtle Streets. It is an area of approximately .6 miles. Proposed enhancements for the street include the replacement of damaged sidewalks and curbing, additional/upgraded ADA ramps and crosswalks at all intersections, complete pedestrian lighting for safety, infill street trees and furniture, milling, repaving, and restriping of roadway, and upgrading existing bike lanes and signage.

We want to hear your feedback

"This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested to look at preliminary designs and give us concrete feedback," said Emily Schwimmer, Transportation Project Manager at Midtown Alliance. "It's important for us that people come and share their knowledge of the nuances of the corridor."

Schwimmer encourages people to come to help refine design details of the project. "Simple changes can make a big impact. This project is about small but mighty nuances, not huge capital expenses," she said.

Midtown Alliance invites you to get involved in the project. Attend the Open House on October 23 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Saint Mark United Methodist Church to see the designs and add your input. RSVP for the Open House here.

Especially encouraged to attend are people who live immediately on 5th Street, businesses on 5th Street, those who frequent businesses on 5th Street, bicyclists and pedestrians who use the street as their primary commute route, and anyone interested in building out Atlanta's bike network.

"We want to hear from everyone," said Schwimmer.

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