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Published on November 6th, 2017 |


Groundbreaking for East Paces Ferry Complete Streets Project is Nov. 9

The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), Renew Atlanta and MARTA will host a public groundbreaking for the East Paces Ferry Road Complete Street project Nov. 9 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the entrance of MARTA’s Lenox Transit Station, 955 East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead.

The Complete Street Project will include the installation of a multi-use trail, pedestrian crossing signals, street trees and pedestrian lighting from Roxboro Road to the Gordon C. Bynum pedestrian bridge. It is designed to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

“This complete street project is remarkable for several reasons,” said Jim Durrett, BCID executive director. “First, it is a true collaboration between the Buckhead CID, the city of Atlanta and MARTA to deliver an improvement in the public realm. Second, it will repair existing infrastructure and add new connections for getting around within Buckhead.”

Renew Atlanta General Manager Faye DiMassimo explained, “East Paces Ferry is a high demand corridor in the Buckhead area. Teaming with Buckhead CID and MARTA to improve travel conditions for all modes and users including residents, employers and visitors is evidence of our proactive, smart partnerships approach.”

–John Schaffner

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3 Responses to Groundbreaking for East Paces Ferry Complete Streets Project is Nov. 9

  1. David Orrison says:

    Where can detailed construction plans be reviewed? Excited to see improved designated pedestrian and bike access from Bynum bridge to Lenox, Marta and new park at Roxboro and Wright.
    Will improvements include the addition of 24/7 video surveillance of the Gordon C. Bynum bridge? Recent crime activity in Peachtree Park (almost nightly car break-ins for a month) raises a lot of concerns about access into the neighborhood. For Buckhead to promote pedestrian and bike alternatives to cars, safety beyond just separation from the street and security must be a high priority. The perception of crime following the improvements would defeat the defined purpose of safe access. I assume that existing video surveillance by Lenox Square, the Marriott, Marta, Resurgens Plaza and new developments at Roxboro Road will cover the majority of this route. Covering the Bynum bridge will complete oversight of the entire improved corridor.

  2. Bob says:

    It would be nice to see this path partner with Lenox and the Shops at Lenox and actually run up and along Lenox Parkway between the mall and the Shops at Lenox vs. just dumping you into a neighborhood which I can only assume isn’t making those neighbors too happy anyways. Currently, there is not a full sidewalk and limited lighting running along Lenox Parkway from Peachtree to the bridge and that stretch can be a bit scary to walk especially at night. I’d also be curious to hear what security measures are being included in the plan as I have read numerous reports of activity (shoplifters scooting out that way, graffiti, throwing items onto 400, drug use, and etc.) along that bridge and I can only assume this will increase activity. Are operation shield cameras and signage going to be added?

    • suzi says:

      Two excellent comments, dated Nov 10 and Nov 14. Have these valid concerns been addressed?
      I live in Peachtree Park and have yet to see any regard for our neighborhood’s safety concerns. We are funding security cameras at the Bynum Bridge entrance but, in my opinion, this should NOT be an expense we should incur. Our neighborhood is being taken advantage of and should be compensated by LiveableBuckhead.

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