The Midtown Alliance Bus Stop Enhancement Study uses the West Peachtree Street and Spring Street corridors as a testing ground for creative strategies that explore how bus stops can become welcoming community spaces, reflective of the diversity and vibrancy of Midtown. The Bus Stop Enhancement Study, "That's My Stop," is an exciting project in that art is at the center of the community engagement approach and the eventual end result. Local artist, George F Baker III, is the creative force behind all of the fun and function generated. This 10-month planning process will result in a community-driven pilot project.
In addition to serving transit riders, bus stop enhancements would add to projects that have been planned for West Peachtree and Spring Street, including protected bike lanes and parklets. The end result would be two major corridors that more closely meet the needs and desires of the community, and a project that is directly in-line with many of the goals outlined in the One Atlanta and Midtown Transportation Plans including safety, improving access to transit, and jobs, and addressing inequities across commute options.
After extensive public engagement, we used what we heard from the transit riders, community members, advocates, and operators and developed two concepts. We then sought reactions to those concepts to further refine them into a final design proposal that we are excited to share below!
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Read the Final Report
View the final report + implementation guide and action plan here.
View Final Concepts and Priority Sites Deck
This deck contains all of the above images plus more info on the concepts and proposed sites. The final design represents nearly a year of public input, expert advice, stakeholder engagement, and best practices research. We are excited to test this new bus stop in 2023!