Improvements are forthcoming to pedestrian, bicycle infrastructure and connectivity trails that will connect Campbellton Road and Cascade Heights. CONTRIBUTED

Pedestrian, bicycle trails to connect Cascade Heights, Campbellton

The city of Atlanta is moving forward with a feasibility study to plan and improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and 1.4-mile connectivity trails linking the commercial corridors between Campbellton Road and Cascade Heights, according to a press release.

In April, the Atlanta City Council adopted 19-R-3375, a resolution introduced by District 11 Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet to become a participating jurisdiction in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative feasibility study grant for the AeroATL Greenway Development Plan. The plan provides a framework for trail connectivity for the area around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The study will integrate previous plans and initiatives and incorporate the current needs and opportunities identified by local representatives of the cities and counties participating, key stakeholders and the public. The study area for the Greenway Development Plan includes Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the surrounding jurisdictions of Atlanta, Hapeville, East Point, Forest Park, Union City and Clayton County.

In 2018, the City Council adopted Atlanta’s Transportation Plan, which promotes the improvement of health, safety and security for all users of the transportation system. The plan states that the south, southwest and western sides of the city of Atlanta have the lowest coverage of sidewalks and that high-quality sidewalks and bike infrastructure are important to facilitate access to transportation, retail, and the community.

Atlanta’s Transportation Plan also identified a High Injury Network that includes streets where most fatal crashes occur because of a high concentration of vulnerable street users doing activities such as walking and bicycling.

The City of Atlanta Procurement Department will oversee the requests for proposals from outside agencies to support efforts of conducting the feasibility study.

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