Central Midtown Connection Plan
Project Categories: All Projects Bike + e-Scooter Facilities Study Placemaking Multi-Modal Pedestrian
In line with the Midtown Transportation Plan (2017), Midtown Alliance is studying 10th Street and Peachtree Place as a preferred corridor to create a safe, east/west connection for people walking and rolling through the middle of the Midtown District. This project would link the Georgia Tech campus and Home Park neighborhood with the core of Midtown, MARTA heavy rail, to Piedmont Park and the Garden District, and to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. There are several streetscape enhancement projects currently under construction or coming within the next few years that connect to or intersect with Peachtree Place and 10th St., including:
- Spring Street Barrier-Separated LIT Lane
- West Peachtree Street Barrier-Separated LIT Lane
- Juniper Street Complete Street
- Piedmont Avenue Complete Street
- 10th Street Bridge Multimodal Enhancements
You can read more about the status and scope of each of these projects at MidtownATL.com/Projects
Peachtree Place, located one block south of 10th Street, is a local two-lane street with a significant amount of development and activity. Additionally, a new traffic signal will soon be added at Peachtree Place and Spring Street. When the signal is installed, Peachtree Place will be converted to two-way operation between Spring Street and the driveway for the Modera Midtown apartment complex.
The Central Midtown Connection Plan will develop a vision for the corridor that further enhances the pedestrian and ground floor retail experience, promotes its east/west connection for cyclists/scooter riders, identifies opportunities for placemaking, and considers stormwater and landscaping issues. The corridor plan will propose design features that improve safety, particularly for those traveling by foot, bike, or scooter in support of the City’s Vision Zero policy.
Pilot Project: Pedestrian Scramble at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue
PERMANENTLY IMPLEMENTED ON 10/26/2022
Phase 2: The pilot period for the Pedestrian Scramble at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue has been extended until Sept. 12 as ATLDOT assesses traffic flow and gathers additional data to develop strategies to make this intersection safer for all users. Through Sept. 12, the pedestrian scramble, which allows people to cross from all corners of an intersection at the same time, including diagonally - will continue.
Recap from Our May 10, 2022 Public Information Virtual Open House
Midtown Alliance hosted a public information session to introduce the Central Midtown Connection Plan to the community. During the meeting, the project team reviewed the existing conditions report, walked through the proposed route and how the route was selected, and shared the initial concept. The team then answered questions from the community.
View the webinar replay here:
- Read the Multi-modal Analysis Executive Summary here.
- Read the Existing Conditions report here.
- Review the concept here.
- View submitted questions and answers from the virtual open house here.
- Read responses to the map exercise comments here.
Project Funding Sources
- Midtown Improvement District funds
- TSPLOST 2.0
Project scoping includes:
- City and stakeholder coordination
- Existing conditions analysis
- Preliminary survey
- Multimodal traffic analysis
- Conceptual and schematic designs with cost estimates