Atlanta has a unique opportunity to build the future by cultivating the past. In 1999, Georgia Tech graduate student Ryan Gravel proposed linking multiple city neighborhoods with a new transit system along the BeltLine. His thesis inspired the BeltLine and gained immediate interest and citizen support. Over the years, Ryan's original concept has grown to include transit, parks and trails, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, mixed-use development, affordable housing, cleaner air, and an improved tax base – all advancing economic development and quality of life.
The BeltLine will connect neighborhoods via sidewalks, streetscapes, and road/intersection improvements leading to a more cohesive urban street grid.
The Atlanta BeltLine transit implementation strategy envisions connecting to the TIGER funded Atlanta Streetcar segment on the east and west side.
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To learn more, visit: Atlanta Streetcar
Automated Public Facilities
The lack of public restrooms engenders a spiral of economic costs ranging from clean up cost to the loss of foot traffic in Atlanta that hurts businesses. In addition to economic cost, there is a loss in human dignity infringed on citizens having to relieve themselves in a public place and be subjected to harassment or jail time. The City of Atlanta is attempting to correct the problem of public restrooms by the installation of Automatic Public Toilets. An automatic toilet is a pre-fabricated restroom with electrical and plumbing equipment fitted and ready for use.
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The City of Atlanta considers public vending as critical component of it's strategy to increase the vitality of the City's street life. Rapid development in the three major mixed-use commercial/retail/residential districts of the City - Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead - has added thousands of pedestrians to the City's streets every day. These pedestrians need the goods and services that a well-managed vending program can deliver. The Public Property Vending Program in association with General Growth Properties is committed to providing new business development opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing goods and services in the public right-of-way.
Quality of Life Bond Program & Capital Improvement Projects
Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) is a program created by the federal transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. The Program's goal is to increase the number of children in grades K-8 who bicycle and walk to school.
Safe Routes to School is a comprehensive program that includes the 5 Es:
The City of Atlanta has submitted applications on 12/15/08 for the following schools: