Monday, October 24, 2016

North Peachtree Traffic Calming is approved by affected residents - issue now moves to Dunwoody City Council

The North Peachtree Corridor between Davantry Road and Mount Vernon Road has qualified for Traffic Calming improvements per the city's Traffic Calming Policy.   The city received an initial petition with signatures from 20% of the affected residents and conducted a speed study, which showed that the 85th percentile for speed is 36 mph along one segment measured. The city has since selected a consulting firm to facilitate a neighborhood meeting and produce a comprehensive design for the project.

A neighborhood meeting was held on June 7th for affected residents.  The participants were presented with the available traffic calming tools that may be implemented and were able to provide their feedback to city staff and its consultant.

A final design recommendation was developed and distributed to the community in July.  In October, the neighborhood submitted a petition to the city showing that 73% of the affected households were in favor of the proposed traffic calming measures, above the 65% required.  As a result, a Resolution to create a Traffic Calming District will be presented to the City Council on November 14, 2016, for their approval.  If approved, construction for this project is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2017.

For more information on the city's Traffic Calming Policy or to find out how to start the process in your neighborhood, a link to the policy may be found under the "Documents" below.


Traffic Calming Policy
Speed Study Results
Neighborhood Meeting Notes
Final Plan Recommendations

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