Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mount Vernon Road at Tilly Mill Road Public Information Open House - Tues, Aug 16th, 6 pm at All Saints Catholic Church

Public Information Open House

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All Saints Catholic Church
2443 Mount Vernon Road

In reviewing my various news feeds, I noted a conversation happening on NextDoor regarding the numerous accidents happening on Mt. Vernon at Tilly Mill and in a related item the City just announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to that same intersection whereby I believe the actions proposed by the city will mirror the items below that are quoted the the Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

  • Intersection Mount Vernon Road at Tilly Mill Road: Change existing left/through to left only and existing right only to shared through/right
  • Mount Vernon Road at Mount Vernon Place: Prohibit left turn movements from Mount Vernon Place to Mount Vernon Road westbound. In conjunction with improvement at Mount Vernon Road and Tilly Mill Road.
  • Tilly Mill Road at Mount Vernon Place: Realign Mount Vernon Place to form a T intersection with Tilly Mill Road

The City of Dunwoody will be hosting a Public Information Open House (PIOH) to collect community input and feedback on concepts for improvements to the Mount Vernon Road at Tilly Mill Road intersection. This intersection has been identified in the City of Dunwoody’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan as a high priority project due to its current poor safety and low level of service. This intersection and the surrounding corridors lack adequate turn lanes along Mount Vernon and have limited accommodation for non-motorized users. The goal of this project is to correct these deficiencies and improve the safety and operations of this intersection. The scheduled PIOH will look at the concepts currently considered.

This open house event will promote participant interaction with city staff and their representatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the current concepts and provide feedback. The dialogue between the City and the public is critical to determine the best solution for this and other projects, so please plan to attend.

The open house will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church (2443 Mount Vernon Road in Dunwoody).

If you are not aware of the NextDoor website, here is a registration link.  


Joe Seconder said...

Bike Walk Dunwoody would like to ask that the design have the number one priority of safety that starts with the most vulnerable: Pedestrians, disabled, children and the elderly. Then move on to accommodate the transit bus stops and persons on bicycles. Traffic calming must be included, as we need to design our streets so that motor vehicles cannot drive faster than the posted speed limit of 35 MPH. Pedestrian flashing beacons and warning lights when cars are speeding do not change the built environment. Instead, proper engineering is required.

Some items to consider:


• Eliminate right-turn / decel lanes
• Add Pedestrian Safety Crossing Islands
• At each intersection, make the turns 90-degrees (instead of curved cut outs that increase speeds)
• At each intersection, add bulb outs for pedestrian sidewalk access & safety
• Add 5-ft wide bike lanes on Tilly Mill and Mt. Vernon Road.

Mt. Vernon Place at Mt. Vernon:
• Right in, right out only (Just like at Nandia Lane. No left turn onto Mt. Vernon. No left turn from Mt. Vernon)
• Pedestrian Safety Crossing Island on Mt. Vernon
• Eastbound on Mt. Vernon, eliminate the right lane decel/turn/merge onto Mt. Vernon Place. This present design increases motor vehicle speeds and reduces safety for all users – drivers, pedestrians, persons on bicycles.

Tilly Mill at Mt. Vernon Place:

• Make an all-way stop
• Add red flashing beacons
• Add Pedestrian Safety Crossing Island

Mt. Vernon Place

• Seek a reduction in speed limit from 35 MPH to 25 MPH as it is a residential street.
• Add traffic calming features on southbound approach to Tilly Mill intersection.
• Insure sidewalks are complete between Mt. Vernon Rd & Tilly Mill.

Mt. Vernon at Tilly Mill

• Create Bulb Outs for pedestrian sidewalk access on all four corners, requiring motor vehicles when turning right to come to a complete stop (when red), or slow down (when green).
• Westbound Mt. Vernon Road, approaching Tilly Mill: Widen road from Northchester Court to Wellesley Ln to accommodate two 5-ft bike lanes (one in each direction), and straight vehicle travel lane through the light at Tilly Mill. (leaving room for a dedicated left-turn lane onto Tilly Mill)

Tilly Mill between Mt. Vernon Place and Mt. Vernon Road:

• Seek a reduction in speed limit from 35 MPH to 25 MPH
• Install 5-ft bike lane
• Remove right turn decel lane into Beaumont Lane. Decel lanes increase motor vehicle speeds and reduce safety for all users.
• MARTA Bus Stop at Sandell Drive & at Mt. Vernon: Add bus pull over, covered seating area with bench, trash receptacle, etc.

Mt. Vernon Road between Tilly Mill and Mt. Vernon Place

• Install 5-ft bike lane
• Contiguous sidewalks on south side of Mt. Vernon
• Remove westbound decel lane at Gramercy Ct. Decel lanes increase motor vehicle speeds and reduce safety for all users.

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