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Suwanee receives $160K grant for loop trail study

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded a $160,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant to Suwanee for the development of a concept for a pedestrian and bicycle loop around the city. (Courtesy City of Suwanee)
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded a $160,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant to Suwanee for the development of a concept for a pedestrian and bicycle loop around the city. (Courtesy City of Suwanee)

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded a $160,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant to Suwanee for the development of a concept for a pedestrian and bicycle loop around the city. The loop will connect Suwanee neighborhoods to the Suwanee Greenway and downtown Suwanee, as well as connect downtown to other planned regional trails.

The city anticipates the study will explore creative solutions to crossing Peachtree Industrial Boulevard including the feasibility and cost of a bridge crossing; and developing a placemaking, branding strategy for the proposed loop route as well as an inner downtown loop.

The study will also include cost estimates and impact analysis for new sidewalks on the key streets that would connect to the loop network including Martin Farm Road from Suwanee Creek Greenway to Buford Highway, Russell Street from Main Street to Buford Highway, White Street from White Street Park to Russell Street, and Westbrook Road from Smithtown Road to the planned Ivy Creek Greenway.

Livable Centers Initiative grants are designed to help communities become more vibrant, walkable places with increased mobility options, healthier lifestyles, and improved access to jobs and services. Once the study is completed Suwanee will be eligible to apply for federal transportation funding to help implement the plan.