North Avenue was chosen for the Smart Corridor Project because of its prominence as a major east-west artery running through the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta and connecting to the Atlanta BeltLine and Freedom Parkway, with a MARTA rail station and multiple bus stops along its length. The road’s unique features offer the City and Georgia Tech an opportunity to study how to improve safety as well as better manage traffic flow during normal traffic conditions and during special events.
The City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University became founding members of the MetroLab Network in September 2015, and have emerged as national leaders in this effort. The White House initiative was formed to research, develop and deploy new technologies to address challenges in our nation’s urban areas. Atlanta will host the MetroLab annual conference in September.