Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dunwoody Sidewalk Improvement Plan

City Sidewalk Planning Process

The City of Dunwoody created the Sidewalk Improvement Program to provide an objective process to prioritize the City’s sidewalk projects. The City has allotted $100,000 in capital funds to the improvement of our sidewalks for 2010 and anticipates further capital funding for the coming years. The City has identified 21 miles of future sidewalk improvements and 87 future ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.

The Sidewalk Improvement Policy details the purpose, goals and requirements of our sidewalk improvement program. This policy also includes the priority criteria that will benefit the city as a whole.

Sidewalk Improvement Program scores potential sidewalk projects based on the specific criteria listed in the Sidewalk Improvement Policy.

The Existing and Future Sidewalks Map shows where the city’s potential sidewalk projects will fit with the existing sidewalk throughout the city.

The City will be hosting a Public Information Meeting to discuss the installation of three new sidewalks on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346.  The three projects are located on North Peachtree Road south of Chestnut Elementary, Verdon Drive and Dunwoody Park. There will be no formal presentation. City staff will be available anytime between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM to discuss the projects and answer any questions.

In other related news, the City has been in contact with the GA DOT over the future installation of sidewalks and traffic safety improvements around Kingsley Elementary for the $460,000.00 Safe Routes to Schools grant but these projects will not be installed until the spring.


GaryRayBetz said...

John, this is tremendous news!!! Aside from allowing our children to safely walk to school, I've always felt that folks being able to stroll in their neighborhood via sidewalks further engenders the sense of community.

Hell, folks might even turn off their televisions, pull themselves away from their computers, then sit on their front porches and enjoy their neighbors' company.

Now this is the type of good that a city government can do for the entire municipality, instead of going after the few chicken farmers and citizens with large families that own more than four vehicles.

Thank-you, very much sir! You are doing a great job!!!

Lynn Deutsch said...

Oh, John.

How do you spell Chesnut?


I love that the sidewalks are being put on Dunwoody Park Drive. This is an area where lots of residents walk. You can see the well worn paths in the dirt there.

I look forward to similar sidewalk projects as the city matures.

John Heneghan said...

Thanks Gary, much appreciated.

Lynn, I am guilty as charged but asking that the offense be downgraded since I copy and pasted with out catching the error.

My bad ;-)