Last Updated: 9/25/19
West Peachtree and Spring Street Projects
A rendering of one of the complete street concepts for West Peachtree Street in Midtown, looking north.
The image above shows existing conditions for West Peachtree facing north.
Midtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Renew/TSPLOST Program, is planning improvements to Spring Street between North Avenue and 17th Street and West Peachtree Street between Peachtree Street (north) and Peachtree Street (south). These corridors were identified for improvements in the Atlanta’s Transportation Plan and identified as a “complete street” projects by the 2016 TSPLOST Referendum, as well as the Midtown Transportation Plan. Complete street projects are intended to increase safety and accessibility for all street users, especially for people walking, biking, and with limited mobility.
The working concept for each corridor calls for the following:
- Retain the existing one-way traffic operation
- Repurpose one travel lane for a protected one-way bike lane
- Upgrade sidewalks to be ADA accessible and add lighting and trees where needed
- Study the conversion of West Peachtree St, south of North Avenue, to two-way operation
- Improve crosswalks and curb ramps and shorten crossing distances where possible with bulb-outs
- Enhance transit stops
- Revaluate on-street parking and loading zones
- Mill and resurface the roadway
Renderings were created as part of the Midtown Transportation Plan stemming from a robust public engagement effort.
The project is now in the scoping phase of work. This phase of work includes additional public and stakeholder engagement, existing conditions analysis, traffic impact assessment, and 30% design documents. Scoping work kicked-off in January 2019 with a survey conducted in 2018. This phase of the project is anticipated to last approximately 8 months.
UPDATE: The West Peachtree/Spring Complete Streets Public Information Open House event scheduled for October 3, 2019 has been postponed.
The Mayor’s Office on September 25 announced a two-year, $5M plan to bring accelerated safety redesigns to several Atlanta streets, identifying more than 20 city corridors – including Spring and West Peachtree Streets – for rapid implementation changes to improve safety for people who walk, drive, take transit or ride a bike or e-scooter. View the press release here.
Midtown Alliance has led ongoing, collaborative conversations with City leadership this summer to urge decisive action on implementing protected lanes in the district. We are excited about this development and will be meeting with City officials to coordinate and strategize next steps for moving the projects forward.
We will plan a new meeting date when more information is known about implementation roles, design and funding. Please check this page for details as they become available.
Prior Public Engagement
Click the button below to view comments on each corridor via our online public comment portal.
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To view responses to written comments submitted at the February 20 public information open house, please click here.