Alpharetta OKs $124K study on ‘walkability’

The Alpharetta City Council has approved spending $124,280 to have an engineering consultant, AECOM, conduct a downtown walkability and pedestrian safety study.

Current and planned development is increasing the number of people walking around downtown Alpharetta, staff said in a report to the council. The study will evaluate existing pedestrian facilities and the planned projects along streets in the central city and North Point Parkway.

It will ask where people are walking today, where they’ll be walking in the future, how existing pedestrian infrastructure can be enhanced, and what new infrastructure can be installed.

Several tasks are identified, staff said, the final one being “the preparation of a toolbox of recommended pedestrian safety measures that can be used with future projects and developments.”

The study is to be completed within six months after the notice to proceed.

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